Chapter 15

Neurocognitive Disorders

Set A

Adult Memory and Information Processing Battery (AMIPB)

A neuropsychological test in wide use in the UK, comprising two tests of speed of information processing, verbal memory tests (list learning and story recall) and visual memory tests (design learning and figure recall).

Allostatic State

A biological state of stress.

Agnosia

The loss of the ability to recognize objects, persons, sounds, shapes or smells while the specific sense is not defective and there is no significant memory loss.

Anterograde Amnesia

Memory loss for information acquired after the onset of amnesia. Also known as anterograde memory dysfunction.

Anterograde Memory Dysfunction

Memory loss for information acquired after the onset of amnesia. Also known as anterograde amnesia.

Acetylcholine

A neurotransmitter that appears to be involved in learning and memory.

Alzheimer's Disease

A slowly progressive form of dementia involving progressive impairments in short-term memory, with symptoms of aphasia, apraxia and agnosia, together with evidence of impaired judgments, decision-making and orientation.

Aneurysm

A localized bulging in a blood vessel caused by disease or weakening of the vessel wall.