korsakoff's syndrome

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Korsakoff's syndrome Kor·sa·koff's syndrome (kôr'sə-kôfs')
n.
A syndrome marked by confusion and severe impairment of memory for which the patient compensates by confabulation; it is often viewed as the psychological component of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Also called Korsakoff's psychosis, polyneuritic psychosis.

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korsakoff's syndrome

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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