Definitions for korsakoff's syndrome

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


  1. Korsakoff's syndrome

    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.


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