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Klüver-Bucy syndrome

noun Klü·ver-Bu·cy syndrome \ ˈklü-vər-ˈb(y)ü-sē-, ˈklev-ər-, ˈklᵫ̅-vər- \

medical Definition of Klüver-Bucy syndrome

:a group of symptoms that are caused by bilateral removal of the temporal lobes, that include excessive reactivity to visual stimuli, hypersexuality, diminished emotional responses, and memory deficits, and that have been induced experimentally in monkeys and have occurred in human patients who have severe injuries to the temporal lobes or who have undergone temporal lobe lobectomy

Biographical Note for klüver-bucy syndrome

  • Bucy, Paul Clancy (1904–1992), American neurologist. Bucy held successive positions as professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the medical schools of the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, and Northwestern University. His last position was clinical professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the Bowmen-Gray Medical School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Topics he researched included spinal cord injury, the structure and function of the cerebral cortex, and intracranial tumors.

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