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Post Traumatic Amnesia  PTA

A period of hours, weeks, days or months after the injury when the patient exhibits a loss of day-to-day memory.  The patient is unable to store new information and therefore has a decreased ability to learn.  Memory of the PTA period is never stored; therefore things that happened during that period cannot be recalled.  May also be called Anterograde Amnesia.


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