Korsakoff's syndrome

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Related to Korsakoff psychosis: Wernicke's encephalopathy, confabulation, delirium tremens

Korsakoff's syndrome

[′kȯr·sə‚kȯfs ‚sin‚drōm]
(psychology)
A form of amnesic-confabulatory syndrome characterized by confusion, loss of memory, retrograde amnesia with compensatory confabulation, and polyneuritis; seen in chronic alcoholism and other cases of vitamin B deficiency. Also known as Korsakoff's neurosis; Korsakoff's psychosis.