Korsakoff's syndrome

['kɔ:səkɒfs]
noun Psychiatry a serious mental illness with loss of recent memory, typically the result of chronic alcoholism.
Origin
early 20th cent.: named after the Russian psychiatrist Sergei S. Korsakoff.

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  • Korsakoff's syndrome — or Korsakoff syndrome n KORSAKOFF S PSYCHOSIS * * * (Korsakoff s psychosis) an organic disorder affecting the brain that results in a memory defect in which new information fails to be learnt although events from the past are still recalled;… …   Medical dictionary

  • Korsakoff's syndrome — ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 2405 MeshID = D020915 Korsakoff s syndrome or Korsakov s syndrome (Korsakoff s psychosis, amnesic confabulatory syndrome), is a brain disorder caused by the lack of thiamine… …   Wikipedia

  • Korsakoff's syndrome — noun dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact • Syn: ↑alcoholic dementia, ↑alcohol amnestic disorder, ↑Korsakoff s psychosis, ↑Korsakov s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Korsakoff's syndrome — an organic disorder affecting the brain that results in a memory defect in which new information fails to be learnt although events from the past are still recalled; disorientation for time and place; and a tendency to unintentionally invent… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Korsakoff's syndrome — noun A form of amnesia that is seen in chronic alcoholics coupled with nutritional deficits …   Wiktionary

  • Korsakoff ’s syndrome —  Dementia associated with chronic alcoholism or vitamin deficiency …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Korsakoff (Korsakov) syndrome (psychosis) — Kor·sa·koff (Kor·sa·kov) syndrome (psychosis) (korґsə kof) [Sergei Sergeevich Korsakoff (or Korsakov), Russian neurologist, 1854–1900] see under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • Синдром Корсаковский (Korsakoff'S Syndrome), Психоз Корсаковский (Korsakoff'S Psychosis} — органическое поражение головного мозга, приводящее к расстройству памяти:человек не может запомнить новую информацию, хотя события, происходившие с ним в прошлом, он может воспроизвести без особого труда; у него наблюдается дезориентация во… …   Медицинские термины

  • Syndrome de wernicke-korsakoff — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Korsakoff. Le Syndrome de Wernicke Korsakoff est une combinaison du Syndrome de Korsakoff, qui provoque la confusion, l aphonie (mutisme) et l affabulation, et l encéphalopathie de Wernicke (perte de la mémoire à …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Korsakoff — may refer to:* Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov (1844 1908), a Russian composer * Sergei Korsakoff (also Korsakov or Korsakow) (1854 1900), a Russian psychiatrist * Korsakoff s syndrome, a continuum of Wernicke s encephalopathy ** Wernicke Korsakoff… …   Wikipedia

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