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Korsakoff Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Korsakoff Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.606.525.400
C23.888.592.604.529.400
F01.700.625.400
Unique ID
D020915
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020915
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Korsakoff Psychosis
Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
NLM Classification #
WM 173.7
Public MeSH Note
2000; see ALCOHOL AMNESTIC DISORDER 1963-1999; for KORSAKOFF PSYCHOSIS see ALCOHOL AMNESTIC DISORDER 1980-1999
History Note
2000; use ALCOHOL AMNESTIC DISORDER 1963-1999; for KORSAKOFF PSYCHOSIS use ALCOHOL AMNESTIC DISORDER 1980-1999
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2017/06/20
Korsakoff Syndrome Preferred
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