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

Korf's Algorithm
Korff's fibres
Kornberg enzyme
Korotkoff's test
Korotkoff method
Korotkoff sounds
Korsakoff's psychosis
Korsakoff's syndrome
Korsakov's psychosis
Korsakov's syndrome
Koshland-Nemethy-Filmer model

Literary usage of Korsakoff's syndrome

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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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