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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.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15299
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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