Medical Dictionary

Korsakoff

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adjective Kor·sa·koff \ˈkȯr-sə-ˌkȯf\

Medical Definition of Korsakoff

  1. :  relating to or affected with Korsakoff syndrome studies of Korsakoff patients

Biographical Note for korsakoff

Korsakoff

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Korsakov

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Sergei Sergeievich

(1853–1900), Russian psychiatrist. Korsakoff was one of the founders of the Russian school of psychiatry. After service at a clinic for nervous diseases, he published his classic description of the syndrome now known as Korsakoff syndrome.


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