RETROGRADE MEMORY LOSS
\ɹˌɛtɹə͡ʊɡɹˈe͡ɪd mˈɛməɹˌi lˈɒs], \ɹˌɛtɹəʊɡɹˈeɪd mˈɛməɹˌi lˈɒs], \ɹ_ˌɛ_t_ɹ_əʊ_ɡ_ɹ_ˈeɪ_d m_ˈɛ_m_ə_ɹ_ˌi l_ˈɒ_s]\
Definitions of RETROGRADE MEMORY LOSS
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Loss of the ability to recall information that had been previously encoded in memory prior to a specified or approximate point in time. This process may be organic or psychogenic in origin. Organic forms may be associated with CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENTS; SEIZURES; DEMENTIA; and a wide variety of other conditions that impair cerebral function. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp426-9)
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