Definitions for korsakoff's syndrome
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word korsakoff's syndrome
alcoholic dementia, alcohol amnestic disorder, Korsakoff's psychosis, Korsakoff's syndrome, Korsakov's psychosis, Korsakov's syndrome, polyneuritic psychosis(noun)
dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact
Korsakoff's syndrome is a neurological disorder caused by a lack of thiamine in the brain. Its onset is linked to chronic alcohol abuse and/or severe malnutrition. The syndrome is named after Sergei Korsakoff, a Russian neuropsychiatrist who described it during the late 19th century.
Find a translation for the korsakoff's syndrome definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these korsakoff's syndrome definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"korsakoff's syndrome." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/korsakoff's syndrome>.