transient global amnesia

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Noun1.transient global amnesia - memory disorder seen in middle aged and elderly personstransient global amnesia - memory disorder seen in middle aged and elderly persons; characterized by an episode of amnesia and bewilderment that lasts for several hours; person is otherwise alert and intellectually active
amnesia, memory loss, blackout - partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
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The disturbance is not attributable to the psychological effects of a substance (eg, alcohol or other drug of abuse, a medication) or a neurological or other medical condition (eg, partial complex seizures, transient global amnesia, sequelae of a closed head injury/traumatic brain injury, other neurological condition).
About two and a half years ago, during a particularly stressful time in my life, I suffered from a relatively rare syndrome called Transient Global Amnesia (TGA), which caused me to lose my short-term memory for several hours.
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Scientists have warned that over-exertion during sex can wipe out one's memory, a rare condition called "transient global amnesia".
Also included as controls were 50 age-matched healthy controls, 50 people who had transient global amnesia (TGA), and 50 controls age-matched to those with transient global amnesia.
The Mayo Clinic's website describes transient global amnesia as "a sudden, temporary episode of memory loss that can't be attributed to a more common neurological condition, such as epilepsy or stroke."

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