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Amnesic syndromes 

Amnesic syndromes
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Amnesic syndromes
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Michael D. Kopelman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0052
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date: 23 August 2019

Systematic clinical descriptions of amnesic disorders and their underlying pathology have become more detailed and rigorous over the years. In particular, recent advances in neuro-imaging (structural, metabolic, and activation) have provided the opportunity to relate particular cognitive abnormalities to specific changes in brain function. The use of pharmacological agents, in parallel with such imaging techniques, may promote the development of pharmacological agents more potent than the meagre array that we have at present for the treatment of severe memory disorder.

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