\dɪsˈə͡ʊsi͡ətˌɪv amnˈiːzi͡ə], \dɪsˈəʊsiətˌɪv amnˈiːziə], \d_ɪ_s_ˈəʊ_s_iə_t_ˌɪ_v a_m_n_ˈiː_z_iə]\
Definitions of DISSOCIATIVE AMNESIA
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Pathologic partial or complete loss of the ability to recall past experiences (AMNESIA, RETROGRADE) or to form new memories (AMNESIA, ANTEROGRADE). This condition may be of organic or psychologic origin. Organic forms of amnesia are usually associated with dysfunction of the DIENCEPHALON or HIPPOCAMPUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp426-7)
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