memory loss

Definitions of memory loss

n partial or total loss of memory

amnesia, blackout
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anterograde amnesia, posttraumatic amnesia
loss of memory for events immediately following a trauma; sometimes in effect for events during and for a long time following the trauma
retrograde amnesia
loss of memory for events immediately preceding a trauma
tendency to forget
selective amnesia
amnesia about particular events that is very convenient for the person who cannot remember
transient 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
senior moment
a momentary lapse of memory (especially in older people)
posthypnotic amnesia
selective amnesia after being in a hypnotic state of events occurring during hypnosis or of information designated by the hypnotist
Type of:
cognitive state, state of mind
the state of a person's cognitive processes

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