Medical Dictionary

Korsakoff

adjective Kor·sa·koff \ ˈkȯr-sə-ˌkȯf \

medical Definition of Korsakoff

: relating to or affected with Korsakoff syndrome
  • studies of Korsakoff patients

Biographical Note for korsakoff

  • Korsakoff or Korsakov , 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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