Korsakoff's psychosis

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Korsakoff's psychosis

(ˈkɔːsəkɒfs) or

Korsakoff's syndrome

n
(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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Noun1.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
dementedness, dementia - mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
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