noun. a partial
loss of memory
specifically as to recalling the reason one has walked through a door and into the next
room. 2. a loss of purpose after moving from one room to another, resulting in confusion. There
are two possibilities after experiencing amndorsia: a. one suddenly
remembers one's purpose and fulfills it immediately; b. one returns to the original
location, and resumes the previous activity, but with an uneasy feeling.
18 cent.: from Greek, meaning
1 "Hmmm, why did I just come in here
? I know I came in here
for something. Ah jeez, I must have
case of amndorsia."
2 "Doctor, I think
I might be a chronic amndorsiac. I'm always walking
into the next room to do something but when I get there I don't have
the slightest idea what to do next."