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Transient Global Amnesia

The temporary (symptoms resolve in 24 hours or less) loss of one’s short-term memory.

Example: A fifty-five-year-old smoker is suddenly unable to recall any events from the past few hours. His condition clears after approximately half a day.

I think the best resource on this concept is here at the MayoClinic link:

Transient Global Amnesia
APA Reference
Fournier, G. (2018). Transient Global Amnesia. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from