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Noun: Korsakoff's psychosis
  1. Dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact
    - alcoholic dementia, alcohol amnestic disorder, Korsakoff's syndrome, Korsakov's psychosis, Korsakov's syndrome, polyneuritic psychosis

Type of: dementedness, dementia

Encyclopedia: Korsakoff's psychosis