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Descriptor English: Amnesia, Transient Global
Descriptor Spanish: Amnesia Global Transitoria
Descriptor Portuguese: Amnésia Global Transitória
Descriptor French: Amnésie globale transitoire
Entry term(s): Global Amnesia, Transient
TGA (Transient Global Amnesia)
TGAs (Transient Global Amnesia)
Transient Global Amnesia
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
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020236
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)
Annotation: AMNESIA, GLOBAL see AMNESIA is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Amnesia (1966-1999)
Memory (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note: 2000
History Note: 2000
DeCS ID: 34217
Unique ID: D020236
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Date Established: 2000/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/11/03
Revision Date: 2015/06/30
Amnesia, Transient Global - Preferred
Concept UI M0328097
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)
Preferred term Amnesia, Transient Global
Entry term(s) Global Amnesia, Transient
TGA (Transient Global Amnesia)
TGAs (Transient Global Amnesia)
Transient Global Amnesia



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