Also known as Korsakoff's psychosis. Neurological disorder characterized by severe memory loss present in a background of clear perception and full consciousness. Many cases result from severe chronic alcoholism.
(Kor-sak´ ofs) A disorder involving both anterograde and retrograde amnesia caused by excessive use of alcohol.
dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact