Wernicke syndrome


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Wer·nic·ke syn·drome

(vern-ik'ĕ),
a common condition in patients with long-term alcoholism, resulting largely from thiamin deficiency and characterized by disturbances in ocular motility, pupillary alterations, nystagmus, and ataxia with tremors. An organic-toxic psychosis is often an associated finding, and Korsakoff syndrome often coexists; the characteristic cellular pathology is found in several areas of the brain, particularly the mammillary bodies and regions adjacent to the third and fourth ventricles.

Wer·nic·ke syn·drome

(vern-ik'ĕ),
a common condition in patients with long-term alcoholism, resulting largely from thiamin deficiency and characterized by disturbances in ocular motility, pupillary alterations, nystagmus, and ataxia with tremors. An organic-toxic psychosis is often an associated finding, and Korsakoff syndrome often coexists; the characteristic cellular pathology is found in several areas of the brain, particularly the mammillary bodies and regions adjacent to the third and fourth ventricles.

Wer·nic·ke syn·drome

(ver'ni-kĕ sin'drōm)
A condition frequently encountered in patients with long-term alcoholism, largely due to thiamin deficiency and characterized by disturbances in ocular motility, pupillary alterations, nystagmus, and ataxia with tremors; an organic-toxic psychosis is often an associated finding, and Korsakoff syndrome often coexists; characteristic cellular pathology found in several areas of the brain.

Wernicke,

Karl, German neurologist, 1848-1905.
Gayet-Wernicke syndrome - Synonym(s): Wernicke syndrome
Wernicke aphasia - impairment in the comprehension of spoken and written words. Synonym(s): Bastian aphasia; sensory aphasia
Wernicke area - Synonym(s): Wernicke center
Wernicke center - the region of the cerebral cortex thought to be essential for understanding and formulating coherent, propositional speech. Synonym(s): sensory speech center; Wernicke area; Wernicke field; Wernicke region; Wernicke zone
Wernicke cramp - psychogenic muscle cramp. Synonym(s): cramp neurosis
Wernicke disease - Synonym(s): Wernicke syndrome
Wernicke encephalopathy - Synonym(s): Wernicke syndrome
Wernicke field - Synonym(s): Wernicke center
Wernicke radiation - the massive, fanlike fiber system passing from the lateral geniculate body of the thalamus to the visual cortex. Synonym(s): optic radiation
Wernicke reaction - in hemianopia, a reaction due to damage of the optic tract, consisting in loss of pupillary constriction when the light is directed to the blind side of the retina. Synonym(s): Wernicke sign
Wernicke region - Synonym(s): Wernicke center
Wernicke sign - Synonym(s): Wernicke reaction
Wernicke syndrome - a condition encountered in chronic alcoholics, characterized by disturbances in ocular motility, pupillary alterations, nystagmus, and ataxia with tremors. Synonym(s): Gayet disease; Gayet-Wernicke syndrome; superior hemorrhagic polioencephalitis; Wernicke disease; Wernicke encephalopathy
Wernicke zone - Synonym(s): Wernicke center
Wernicke-Korsakoff encephalopathy
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome - the coexistence of Wernicke and Korsakoff syndromes.
Wernicke-Mann hemiplegia - extremity hemiplegia that is partial. Synonym(s): Wernicke-Mann paralysis
Wernicke-Mann paralysis - Synonym(s): Wernicke-Mann hemiplegia

Wer·nic·ke syn·drome

(ver'ni-kĕ sin'drōm)
Common condition in patients with long-term alcoholism, resulting largely from thiamin deficiency and characterized by disturbances in ocular motility, pupillary alterations, nystagmus, and ataxia with tremors.