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Korsakoff's psychosis(ˈkɔːsəkɒfs) or
(Psychology) 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]
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|Noun||1.||Korsakoff's psychosis - dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact|
alcohol amnestic disorder, alcoholic dementia, Korsakoff's syndrome, Korsakov's psychosis, Korsakov's syndrome, polyneuritic psychosis