Korsakoff's syndrome

[kôrsə-kôfs]
n.
  1. A syndrome marked by confusion and severe impairment of memory for which the patient compensates by confabulation; it is often viewed as the psychological component of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.Korsakoff's psychosis polyneuritic psychosis
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