Korsakoff's psychosis

Korsakoff's psychosis
Korsakoff's psychosis or Korsakoff's syndrome [kôr′sə kôfs΄]
n.
after S. S. Korsakoff 1854?-1900), Russ neurologist
a severe mental disorder caused by damage to the nervous system from alcohol, vitamin deficiencies, etc., characterized by multiple neuritis, memory loss, disorientation, etc.

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