Kluver-Bucy syndrome

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Klü·ver-Bu·cy syn·drome

(klē'vĕr bū'sē),
characterized by psychic blindness or hyperreactivity to visual stimuli, increased oral and sexual activity, and depressed drive and emotional reactions. Reported in monkeys after bilateral temporal lobe ablation, but rarely reported in humans.
A syndrome characterised by hypersexuality, visual agnosia, decreased recognition of people, loss of fear and anger responses, rage reactions, memory loss, seizures, dementia, excess oral behaviour, memory defects, and overreaction to visual stimuli
Aetiology Herpes encephalitis, trauma with bilateral damage to the anterior temporal lobes or due to temporal lobectomy

Kluver-Bucy syndrome

Psychiatry A syndrome following bilateral temporal lobe removal characterized by ↓ recognition of people, loss of fear, rage reactions, hypersexuality, excess oral behavior, memory defects, overreaction to visual stimuli

Bucy,

Paul C., U.S. neurosurgeon, 1904-1992.
Bucy cordotomy knife
Bucy knife
Bucy laminectomy rongeur
Bucy retractor
Bucy tube
Klüver-Bucy syndrome - see under Klüver

Klüver,

Heinrich, German-born U.S. neurologist, 1897-1979.
Klüver-Barrera Luxol fast blue stain - in combination with cresyl violet, a stain useful for demonstrating myelin and Nissl substance.
Klüver-Bucy syndrome - a syndrome mostly reported in monkeys, characterized by psychic blindness or hyperreactivity to visual stimuli, increased oral and sexual activity, and depressed drive and emotional reactions.
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Ghika-Schmid F, Assal G, De Tribolet N, Regli F Kluver Bucy syndrome after left anterior temporal resection.