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Wernicke's encephalopathy

noun

Definition of WERNICKE'S ENCEPHALOPATHY

:  an inflammatory hemorrhagic encephalopathy that is caused by thiamine deficiency, affects especially chronic alcoholics, and is characterized by nystagmus, diplopia, ataxia, and degenerative mental disorders (as Korsakoff's psychosis)
March 29, 2015
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