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alcohol amnestic disorder

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Another name for Korsakoff's psychosis. Also called alcohol amnesic syndrome.

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alcohol-related disorders

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Substance-related disorders associated specifically with drinking alcohol, including alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, Korsakoff's psychosis, and a range of alcohol-induced disorders. See...

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amnesia

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n. total or partial loss of memory following physical injury, disease, drugs, or psychological trauma (see confabulation, fugue, repression). Anterograde amnesia is loss of...

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confabulation

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A memory disorder related to amnesia but involving the generation of fabricated accounts of events, experiences, or facts, either deliberately or without conscious intent, to compensate for...

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diencephalic amnesia

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A form of amnesia resulting from loss of neurons in the diencephalon, especially the midline thalamus and the mammillary bodies of the hypothalamus. This pattern of pathology is often...

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dorsomedial thalamus

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A nucleus in the thalamus that transmits afferent nerve impulses to the prefrontal cortex. It usually degenerates in cases of Korsakoff's psychosis associated with dense amnesia.

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dysmnesia

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A memory disorder characterized by an inability to learn simple new skills in spite of an ability to perform complex skills learnt before the onset of the disorder. Also called dysmnesic...

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mad as a hatter

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This expression probably derives from the fact that mercury, used in the manufacture of felt, which in turn was used to make hats, produces loss of memory and other symptoms ...

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memory

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Down memory lane recalling a pleasant past; from Down Memory Lane (1949), the title of a compilation of Mack Sennett comedy shorts.

See also false memory, a liar ought to have a...

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Oliver Zangwill

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(1913–87). A principal founder of neurospsychology and professor of experimental psychology in the University of Cambridge from 1952 to retirement. Zangwill might be described as the...

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