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disordered memory; as in the amnestic syndrome. adj. adj dysmnes´tic.
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(dĭs-nē′zē-ă) [″ + mneme, memory]
Any impairment of memory.
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In the experiments on the effects of MST on dysmnesia mice which were induced by scopolamine, sodium nitrite or ethanol, 40 young subjects were divided into four groups (n = 10) ad libitum, viz.
In experiments on the effects of tenuifolin on dysmnesia animal models, scopolamine (lmg/kg, i.p) was administered 30 min before the training trial and induced memory acquisition impairment of mouse; sodium nitrite (120 mg/kg, i.p.) was injected immediately after the training trial and induced memory consolidation impairment of mouse; and finally 30% alcohol (1.5g/kg, i.p.) was injected 30 min before testing trial and induced memory retrieval impairment of mice.
Abuse of formaldehyde-laced marijuana may cause dysmnesia. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 6 (1): 67.
Of course such difficulties may not be attributable solely, if at all, to dyspraxia and may be secondary to a range of cognitive deficits including dysmnesia, sequencing impairment, neglect and perceptual abnormalities.
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