Korsakoff'ssyndrome

Korsakoff'ssyndrome
Kor·sa·koff's syndrome (kôrʹsə-kôfs', -kŏfs') n.
A syndrome of severe mental impairment characterized by multiple neuritis, confusion, disorientation, and amnesia in which memory of recent events is especially impaired, often causing the patient to attempt to compensate through confabulation. Also called Korsakoff's psychosis.
  [After Sergei SergeevichKorsakoff (1854-1900), Russian neurologist.]

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