korsakoff's psychosis

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Korsakoff's psychosis or Korsakoff's syndrome (ˈkɔːsəkɒfs)
 
n
a mental illness involving severe confusion and inability to retain recent memories, usually caused by alcoholism
 
[C19: named after Sergei Korsakoff (1854--1900), Russian neuropsychiatrist, who described it]
 
Korsakoff's syndrome or Korsakoff's syndrome
 
n
 
[C19: named after Sergei Korsakoff (1854--1900), Russian neuropsychiatrist, who described it]

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korsakoff's 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 [syn: alcoholic dementia
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