from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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.
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- n. A form of amnesia that is seen in chronic alcoholics coupled with nutritional deficits.
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- n. dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact
After Sergei Sergeevich Korsakoff (1854-1900), Russian neurologist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)