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  1. alcoholic dementia, alcohol amnestic disorder, Korsakoff's psychosis, Korsakoff's syndrome, Korsakov's psychosis, Korsakov's syndrome, polyneuritic psychosisnoun

    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 psychosis

    Korsakoff's psychosis, also known as Korsakoff's syndrome, is a chronic memory disorder primarily caused by a severe deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1). This deficiency is most commonly due to alcohol misuse, but it can also happen in individuals who have conditions preventing the body from properly absorbing or digesting food. Symptoms of Korsakoff's psychosis include confusion, memory loss, making up stories (confabulation), hallucinations, and difficulties with coordination and eye movements. It is often associated with Wernicke's encephalopathy and the two conditions together are known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of korsakoff's psychosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

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    The numerical value of korsakoff's psychosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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