klüver bucy syndrome

Klüver-Bucy syndrome

[kloo-ver-byoo-see]
noun Psychiatry.
a syndrome caused by bilateral injury to the temporal lobes and characterized by memory defect, hypersexuality, excessive oral behavior, and diminished fear reactions.

Origin:
after German-born U.S. neurologist Heinrich Klüver (1898–1979) and U.S. neurologist Paul Clancy Bucy (born 1904), who jointly described it in 1938

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