Can Lack Of Oxygen Cause Loss Of Memory?

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Definition

Memory loss (amnesia) is unusual forgetfulness. It may refer to not being able to remember new events, not being able to recall one or more memories of the past, or both.


Alternative Names

Forgetfulness; Amnesia; Impaired memory; Loss of memory; Amnestic syndrome


Considerations

The cause determines whether amnesia comes on slowly or suddenly, and whether it is temporary or permanent.

Normal aging may lead to trouble learning new material or requiring a longer time...

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