Long-term memory

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Medical Definition of Long-term memory

Long-term memory: A system for permanently storing, managing, and retrieving information for later use. Items of information stored as long-term memory may be available for a lifetime.

Long-term memory is in contrast to short-term memory.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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