anterograde amnesia

noun

amnesia caused by brain damage in which the memory loss relates to events occurring after the damageCompare retrograde amnesia

Nearby words

  1. anteriorly,
  2. antero,
  3. antero-,
  4. anterofacial dysplasia,
  5. anterograde,
  6. anterograde block,
  7. anteroinferior,
  8. anterolateral,
  9. anteromedial,
  10. anteromedian

Word Origin for anterograde amnesia

from Latin anterior previous and -grade

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Medicine definitions for anterograde amnesia

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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