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amnesia

Pronunciation: am-nē′zē-ă

Definition: A disturbance in the memory of stored information of very variable durations, minutes to months, in contrast to short-term memory, manifest by total or partial inability, to recall past experiences.

[G. amnēsia, forgetfulness]

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