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Term:Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
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Definition:An acquired cognitive disorder characterized by inattentiveness and the inability to form short term memories. This disorder is frequently associated with chronic ALCOHOLISM; but it may also result from dietary deficiencies; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; NEOPLASMS; CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS; ENCEPHALITIS; EPILEPSY; and other conditions. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1139)
Synonyms:exact_synonym: ALCOHOL-INDUCED ENCEPHALOPATHY;   Korsakoff Psychosis;   Korsakoff psychoses;   Korsakoff syndrome;   Korsakoff's psychosis;   Korsakoff's syndrome;   Korsakov psychosis;   Korsakov's psychosis;   Wernicke-Korsakoff syndromes;   transketolase defect
 primary_id: MESH:D020915
 alt_id: OMIM:277730
 xref: NCI:C35764;   NCI:C84803
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  disease 15984
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    Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases 4630
      disease of metabolism 4630
        acquired metabolic disease 2728
          nutrition disease 866
            Malnutrition 180
              nutritional deficiency disease 173
                Avitaminosis 106
                  Vitamin B Deficiency 66
                    thiamine deficiency disease 4
                      Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome 0
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