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Related to Korsakoff's syndrome: Wernicke's encephalopathy, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, thiamine, delirium tremens, Alzheimer's disease
Kor·sa·koff syndrome(kôr′sə-kôf′, -kŏf′) also Kor·sa·koff's syndrome (-kôfs′, -kŏfs′)
A neurological syndrome characterized by loss of coordination, disorientation, and memory loss, often accompanied by confabulation. It results from thiamine deficiency, which can be caused by chronic alcoholism, malnutrition, or other factors. Also called Korsakoff psychosis.
[After Sergei Sergeevich Korsakoff (1854-1900), Russian neurologist.]
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|Noun||1.||Korsakoff's syndrome - 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 psychosis, Korsakov's psychosis, Korsakov's syndrome, polyneuritic psychosis