Wernicke's encephalopathy

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Wernicke's encephalopathy

[′ver·nə‚kēz in‚sef·ə′läp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
A disease due to thiamine deficiency, characterized by vomiting, ophthalmoplegia, ptosis, nystagmus, ataxia, weakness, dementia, and hemorrhaging of neurons around the third ventricle, cerebral aqueduct, and mammillary bodies.