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Korsakoff Syndrome
Definition: An acquired cognitive disorder characterized by inattentiveness and the inability to form short term memories. This disorder is frequently associated with chronic ALCOHOLISM; but it may also result from dietary deficiencies; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; NEOPLASMS; CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS; ENCEPHALITIS; EPILEPSY; and other conditions. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1139)

Synonym(s): Korsakoff Psychosis / Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome / Korsakoff Psychoses / Psychoses, Korsakoff / Psychosis, Korsakoff / Syndrome, Korsakoff / Syndrome, Wernicke-Korsakoff / Syndromes, Wernicke-Korsakoff / Wernicke Korsakoff Syndrome / Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndromes
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Broader term(s): - Memory Disorders - Neurobehavioral Manifestations - Neurologic Manifestations - Nervous System Diseases - Alcohol Amnestic Disorder - Neurotoxicity Syndromes

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      Psychiatry and Psychology
          Mental Disorders
              Substance-Related Disorders
                  Alcohol-Related Disorders
                      Alcohol Amnestic Disorder 
              Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
                  Amnesia
                      Alcohol Amnestic Disorder 
      Psychiatry and Psychology
          Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
              Neurobehavioral Manifestations
                  Memory Disorders 
      Diseases
          Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
              Signs and Symptoms
                  Neurologic Manifestations
                      Neurobehavioral Manifestations
                          Memory Disorders 
      Diseases
          Disorders of Environmental Origin
              Substance-Related Disorders
                  Alcohol-Related Disorders
                      Alcohol-Induced Disorders
                          Alcohol-Induced Disorders, Nervous System
                              Alcohol Amnestic Disorder 
              Poisoning
                  Neurotoxicity Syndromes
                      Alcohol-Induced Disorders, Nervous System
                          Alcohol Amnestic Disorder 
      Diseases
          Nervous System Diseases
              Neurotoxicity Syndromes
                  Alcohol-Induced Disorders, Nervous System
                      Alcohol Amnestic Disorder 
              Neurologic Manifestations
                  Neurobehavioral Manifestations
                      Memory Disorders 

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