Left Definition 1 of 2Right
LampPro Tip 1/3
Medical ContextPlay
Amnesia is often used to describe memory loss due to injury or disease in medical shows or discussions. SlideThe patient displays symptoms of amnesia following the cerebral hemorrhage.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Total or PartialPlay
Amnesia can be total or partial, meaning a person may forget everything or just specific parts. SlideShe's experienced partial amnesia; she remembers her name but not her family.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Common MisunderstandingPlay
Unlike in movies, real amnesia rarely involves forgetting one's identity completely. SlideHe knew who he was, but his amnesia blocked memories of the past year.