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anterograde amnesia

amnesia caused by brain damage in which the memory loss relates to events occurring after the damage Compare retrograde amnesia
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from Latin anterior previous and -grade
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anterograde amnesia in Medicine

anterograde amnesia n.
A condition in which events that occurred after the onset of amnesia cannot be recalled and new memories cannot be formed.

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