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Korsakov's syndrome





Also called Korsakov's psychosis, a condition of amnesia, unaccompanied by dementia, observed particularly among alcoholics, but also among sufferers from localized brain damage. It is named for the Russian neurologist S. S. Korsakov (1854–1900).


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