Definition of Korsakoff's syndrome

1. Noun. Dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact.




Definition of Korsakoff's syndrome

1. Noun. (pathology) A form of amnesia that is seen in chronic alcoholics coupled with nutritional deficits. ¹

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Medical Definition of Korsakoff's syndrome

1. May occur as a sequel to chronic alcohol abuse. Features include personality changes, confabulation, psychosis, disorientation, polyneuritis, insomnia and hallucinations. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Korsakoff's Syndrome

Koreish
Koreshian
Korey
Korf's Algorithm
Korff's fibres
Kori
Korinthos
Kornberg enzyme
Koror
Korotkoff's test
Korotkoff method
Korotkoff sounds
Korowai
Korsakoff's psychosis
Korsakoff's syndrome
Korsakov's psychosis
Korsakov's syndrome
Kory
Koryak
Korybant
Korybantes
Korzybski
Koschei
Kosciusko
Kosciuszko
Koshland-Nemethy-Filmer model
Kosovan
Kosovans
Kosovar

Literary usage of Korsakoff's syndrome

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Alcohol and the Brain (1993)
"The normal controls demonstrated the best recall, followed by alcoholics and, finally, by patients with Korsakoff s syndrome. All individuals. recalled ..."

2. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"However, in a different study comparing MRI measures of diencephalic damage in alcoholics with and without the amnesia of Korsakoff s syndrome, ..."

3. A Manual of Nervous Diseases by Irving J. Spear (1916)
"... in which both sensory and motor symptoms are prominent, by plantar hyperesthesia, and by the development, in a few cases, of Korsakoff s syndrome. ..."

4. Alcohol and Health: Seventh Special Report to the Us Congress by Louis Sullivan (1997)
"Butters, N. Alcoholic Korsakoff s syndrome: An update. Semin Neurol 4:226-244,1984. Butters, N., and Brandt, J. Continuity hypothesis: The relationship of ..."

5. Legislative Document by New York (State). Legislature (1920)
"Grafe and Homberger believe that the type of psychosis shown by this patient is identical with Korsakoff s syndrome, in which there is a loss of memory not ..."

6. The Treasure Train by Arthur Benjamin Reeve (1917)
"There flashed over my mind the recollection of what had been called Korsakoff s syndrome, in which one of the mental disturbances was the memory of recent ..."

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