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Korsakoff's syndrome

Saltos de línea: Kor¦sa|koff's syn|drome
Pronunciación: /ˈkɔːsəkɒfs
 
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(also Korsakoff's psychosis)

Definición de Korsakoff's syndrome en inglés:

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[mass noun] Psychiatry
A serious mental illness, typically the result of chronic alcoholism, characterized by disorientation and a tendency to invent explanations to cover a loss of memory of recent events.
Example sentences
  • The vast majority of amnesic patients are chronic alcoholics, suffering from Korsakoff's syndrome.
  • A prime suspect is the orbitofrontal cortex, just over our eyes, which is impaired in Korsakoff's syndrome and by aneurysms of the anterior communicating artery, two routes to confabulation.
  • To escape the clinic, Hannah cons a man with Korsakoff's syndrome out of several hundred dollars, justifying the act to herself with the thought that not only does he not need the money, but he won't even realise it's gone in the morning.

Origen

early 20th century: named after Sergei S. Korsakoff (1854–1900), Russian psychiatrist.

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