Korsakoff's syndrome definition

  • noun:
    • A syndrome of extreme mental disability described as numerous neuritis, confusion, disorientation, and amnesia for which memory of current events is very damaged, often inducing the patient to attempt to compensate through confabulation. Also referred to as Korsakoff's psychosis.
    • A form of amnesia which observed in chronic alcoholics plus health deficits.
    • dementia observed during the last stages of extreme chronic alcoholism; involves lack of memory for recent activities although lasting memory is intact

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