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amnestic

 [am-nes´tik]
characterized by or pertaining to amnesia.
amnestic disorders mental disorders characterized by acquired impairment in the ability to learn and recall new information, sometimes accompanied by inability to recall previously learned information, and not coupled to dementia or delirium. The disorders are subclassified on the basis of etiology as amnestic disorder due to a general medical condition, substance-induced persisting amnestic disorder, and amnestic disorder not otherwise specified.
amnestic syndrome a mental disorder characterized by impairment in short- and long-term memory, with anterograde and sometimes retrograde amnesia, occurring in a normal state of consciousness. Disorientation, confabulation, and a lack of insight into the memory deficit may be present. The most common cause is thiamine deficiency associated with chronic alcohol abuse (alcohol amnestic disorder, korsakoff's syndrome), but the syndrome may result from any pathologic process causing bilateral damage to certain structures in the medial temporal lobe and diencephalon, including head trauma, brain tumors, infarction, cerebral hypoxia, carbon monoxide poisoning, and herpes simplex encephalitis.

am·nes·tic

(am-nes'tik),
1. Synonym(s): amnesic
2. An agent causing amnesia.

am·nes·tic

(am-nes'tik)
1. Synonym(s): amnesic.
2. An agent causing amnesia.
3. A disorder in which the essential feature is an impairment of the memory function.

am·nes·tic

(am-nes'tik)
1. Synonym(s): amnesic.
2. An agent causing amnesia.
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Altered functional brain networks in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: a resting-state fMRI study.
The patient's response to thiamin was quite good in motor functions; however, mild amnestic problems and peripheral neuropathy persisted.
We do not know the composition of the product nor the amount ingested but would likely never know, as the patient was reportedly amnestic to the events.
This form also tends to occur at an earlier age than the traditional amnestic variant of Alzheimer's disease.
The sedation-related amnestic properties of Zolpidem might explain some of these behaviors.
Chang et al., "Metformin in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: results of a pilot randomized placebo controlled clinical trial," Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, vol.
In particular, the identification of a hypoperfusion in the PCC and precuneus had a sensitivity/specificity of 91%/80% [28], whereas using a combination of different regions in subjects with amnestic and dysexecutive MCI the accuracy was 60-70% [30].
Memory impairment characterized amnestic MCI and impairment of one or more non-memory cognitive domains, including executive function, attention, language and visuospatial skills, characterized nonamnestic MCI.
Mnemonic strategy training improves memory for object location associations in both healthy elderly and patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment: A randomized, single-blind study.
Conclusion: Ketamine, which has analgesic, hypnotic and amnestic effects and which does not alter pharyngeal and laryngeal reflexes thus minimizes aspiration possibility, is a safe and effective anesthetic agent for tooth extractions of the pediatric population under sedoanalgesia.
MCI can be classified as amnestic MCI (aMCI), where memory domains are affected and which most likely reflects the prodromal Alzheimer Disease (AD) stage, and nonamnestic MCI (naMCI), which has been linked to the prodromal stages of vascular and other forms of dementia (Petersen 2004).
PHENAZEPAM- it is a benzodiazepine with anxiolytic, euphoric, anti-convulsant, amnestic, muscle relaxant, and hypnotic (sleep-inducing) effects.