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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. korsakov's syndrome

    Korsakoff syndrome (KS) is a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by amnesia, deficits in explicit memory, and confabulation. This neurological disorder is caused by a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1) in the brain, and it is typically associated with and exacerbated by the prolonged, excessive ingestion of alcohol. Korsakoff syndrome is often accompanied by Wernicke encephalopathy; this combination is called Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome.Korsakoff syndrome is named after Sergei Korsakoff, the Russian neuropsychiatrist who described it during the late 19th century.


  1. korsakov's syndrome

    Korsakoff's syndrome, also known as alcohol or Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, is a chronic memory disorder primarily caused by vitamin B-1 (thiamine) deficiency, commonly associated with chronic alcohol abuse. It is characterized by severe memory problems, difficulty acquiring new information or learning new skills, and impaired coordination. Symptoms may include confabulation (invented memories), hallucinations, or apathy. Korsakoff's syndrome is often preceded by an episode of Wernicke's encephalopathy, a short-lived and severe condition causing confusion, loss of muscular coordination, and abnormal eye movements and vision changes.

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