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Amnesia (Dissociative Amnesia) Summary

Description: Pathologic partial or complete loss of the ability to recall past experiences (AMNESIA, RETROGRADE) or to form new memories (AMNESIA, ANTEROGRADE). This condition may be of organic or psychologic origin. Organic forms of amnesia are usually associated with dysfunction of the DIENCEPHALON or HIPPOCAMPUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp426-7)

Also Known As: Dissociative Amnesia; Amnesias; Amnesia, Dissociative; Global Amnesia; Amnesia, Global Show All >>

Networked: 2358 relevant articles (159 outcomes, 272 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Amnesia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Scopolamine (Hyoscine) : 60 outcomes 72 studies in 448 results : FDA 1
  2. Midazolam (Versed) : 16 outcomes 27 studies in 196 results : FDA 31 Generic
  3. Cycloheximide (Cicloheximide) : 8 outcomes 11 studies in 77 results : IBA
  4. Flumazenil (Romazicon) : 7 outcomes 3 studies in 34 results : FDA 10 Generic
  5. Propofol (Diprivan) : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 77 results : FDA 9 Generic
  6. Amyloid (Amyloid Fibrils) : 5 outcomes 9 studies in 20 results : IBA
  7. Diazepam (Valium) : 4 outcomes 12 studies in 109 results : FDA 84 Generic
  8. Acetylcholine (Acetylcholine Chloride) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 43 results : FDA 2
  9. Dizocilpine Maleate (Dizocilpine) : 3 outcomes 7 studies in 45 results : IBA
  10. Acetylcholinesterase : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 22 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Amnesia

  1. Memory Disorders (Memory Loss)
  2. Ischemia
  3. Nausea
  4. Vomiting
  5. Alzheimer Disease (Alzheimer's Disease)
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Key Therapies for Amnesia

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  1. Premedication : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 27 results
  2. Analgesia : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 139 results
  3. Injections : 2 outcomes 11 studies in 91 results
  4. Anesthesia : 2 outcomes 1 study in 64 results
  5. Oral Administration : 2 outcomes in 9 results
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