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noun as in memory loss

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Mice injected with a cocktail of protein inhibitors develop amnesia, likely forgetting information because their synapses wither away.

We cannot know whether the movies will survive the pandemic, streaming and cultural amnesia.

Though suffering from amnesia, he turns out to be unflappably polite, irresistibly charming and quite frisky with the nurses.

Compounding the puzzle, as Bauer writes, is the fact that “within the period eventually obscured by childhood amnesia, children had remarkably rich autobiographies.”

The precise age when the veil of infantile amnesia descends is a subject of ongoing debate, in part because only limited studies have been done involving children.

Liberals are outraged over the Steven Scalise scandal—but the left has selective amnesia.

What are the real life consequences of our collective amnesia?

“I invented everything—amnesia, pain, hemorrhoids,” he told La Stampa.

But there is more to this behaviour than intentional amnesia.

The first is what Scottish historian Tom Devine calls “imperial amnesia.”

The one form of memory disturbance is called "Word Amnesia;" the other is called "Apraxia."

Asked her friend abruptly, "Have you ever seen a case of amnesia?"

For instance, I could have amnesia so that I could see you, but there wouldn't be any me.

The temporary amnesia slipped aside and the veil began to rise.

When you cracked up, a blow on the head, or something, must have created a temporary amnesia and you thought you were Danson.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to amnesia, such as: blackout, fugue, and stupor.

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