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wernicke's syndrome

wernicke's syndrome in Medicine

Wernicke's syndrome n.
A disease of the nervous system caused by a deficiency of thiamine and characterized by abnormal eye movements, a loss of muscle coordination, tremors, and confusion; it is almost always followed by amnesia and is most often seen in chronic alcoholics. Also called Wernicke's encephalopathy.

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