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Amnesia, Transient Global MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Amnesia, Transient Global
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.060
C10.597.606.525.100.800
C23.888.592.604.529.100.800
F01.700.625.100.800
F03.615.200.800
Unique ID
D020236
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020236
Annotation
AMNESIA, GLOBAL see AMNESIA is also available
Scope Note
A syndrome characterized by a transient loss of the ability to form new memories. It primarily occurs in middle aged or elderly individuals, and episodes may last from minutes to hours. During the period of amnesia, immediate and recent memory abilities are impaired, but the level of consciousness and ability to perform other intellectual tasks are preserved. The condition is related to bilateral dysfunction of the medial portions of each TEMPORAL LOBE. Complete recovery normally occurs, and recurrences are unusual. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp429-30)
Entry Term(s)
TGA (Transient Global Amnesia)
Transient Global Amnesia
Previous Indexing
Amnesia (1966-1999)
Memory (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2015/06/30
Amnesia, Transient Global Preferred
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