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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amnesic, amnesiacadjective

    a person suffering from amnesia

  2. amnestic, amnesicadjective

    of or relating to or caused by amnesia

  3. amnesic, amnesiacadjective

    suffering from a partial loss of memory

GCIDE

  1. Amnesicadjective

    Suffering from amnesia; same as amnesiac.

Wiktionary

  1. amnesicnoun

    A person suffering from amnesia

  2. amnesicadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or suffering from amnesia

Wikipedia

  1. amnesic

    Amnesia is a deficit in memory caused by brain damage or disease, but it can also be caused temporarily by the use of various sedatives and hypnotic drugs. The memory can be either wholly or partially lost due to the extent of damage that was caused. There are two main types of amnesia: retrograde amnesia and anterograde amnesia. Retrograde amnesia is the inability to retrieve information that was acquired before a particular date, usually the date of an accident or operation. In some cases the memory loss can extend back decades, while in others the person may lose only a few months of memory. Anterograde amnesia is the inability to transfer new information from the short-term store into the long-term store. People with anterograde amnesia cannot remember things for long periods of time. These two types are not mutually exclusive; both can occur simultaneously.Case studies also show that amnesia is typically associated with damage to the medial temporal lobe. In addition, specific areas of the hippocampus (the CA1 region) are involved with memory. Research has also shown that when areas of the diencephalon are damaged, amnesia can occur. Recent studies have shown a correlation between deficiency of RbAp48 protein and memory loss. Scientists were able to find that mice with damaged memory have a lower level of RbAp48 protein compared to normal, healthy mice. In people with amnesia, the ability to recall immediate information is still retained, and they may still be able to form new memories. However, a severe reduction in the ability to learn new material and retrieve old information can be observed. People can learn new procedural knowledge. In addition, priming (both perceptual and conceptual) can assist amnesiacs in the learning of fresh non-declarative knowledge. Individuals with amnesia also retain substantial intellectual, linguistic, and social skill despite profound impairments in the ability to recall specific information encountered in prior learning episodes.The term is from Ancient Greek 'forgetfulness'; from ἀ- (a-) 'without', and μνήσις (mnesis) 'memory'.

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  1. amnesic

    Amnesic refers to relating to or affected by amnesia, a condition where an individual forgets or unable to remember information or experiences that are typically stored in their long-term memory. It could refer to an amnesic patient, an amnesic state, or amnesic syndrome, among other things. It may result from disease, trauma, psychological distress, or use of certain medications.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amnesicadjective

    of or pertaining to amnesia

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amnesic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amnesic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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