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Transient Global Amnesia Summary

Description: A syndrome characterized by a transient loss of the ability to form new memories. It primarily occurs in middle aged or elderly individuals, and episodes may last from minutes to hours. During the period of amnesia, immediate and recent memory abilities are impaired, but the level of consciousness and ability to perform other intellectual tasks are preserved. The condition is related to bilateral dysfunction of the medial portions of each TEMPORAL LOBE. Complete recovery normally occurs, and recurrences are unusual. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp429-30)

Also Known As: Amnesia, Transient Global; TGA (Transient Global Amnesia); Global Amnesia, Transient; TGAs (Transient Global Amnesia)

Networked: 70 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 1 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Transient Global Amnesia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  2. Tea : 4 results : IBA
  3. sildenafil (Viagra) : 4 results : FDA 5
  4. Heparin (Liquaemin) : 3 results : FDA 74 Generic
  5. Benzodiazepines : 3 results : IBA
  6. tadalafil (Cialis) : 3 results : FDA 2
  7. Antiphospholipid Antibodies : 2 results : IBA
  8. Xenon : 2 results : IBA
  9. Oxygen : 2 results : IBA
  10. Iopamidol (Isovue) : 2 results : FDA 12 Generic
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Diseases Related to Transient Global Amnesia

  1. Amnesia (Dissociative Amnesia)
  2. Thrombocytopenia (Thrombopenia)
  3. Retrograde Amnesia
  4. Limbic Encephalitis (Paraneoplastic Limbic Encephalitis)
  5. Anterograde Amnesia
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Key Therapies for Transient Global Amnesia

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  1. General Anesthesia : 4 results
  2. Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal) : 2 results
  3. Intravitreal Injections : 1 result
  4. Deep Brain Stimulation : 1 result
  5. Anterior Temporal Lobectomy : 1 result
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