What is Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome?


What is Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome?


Thiamine, also known as vitamin B-1, is a water-soluble vitamin that is present in the blood and plays an active role in breaking down carbohydrates as well as in nerve, muscle and cardiac function. Thiamine can be found in certain foods such as nuts, red meat, eggs, peas and oats.

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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a neurological impairment caused by a lack of thiamine in the body. It often occurs in people with a history of...

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What is Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome? - Symptoms & Treatment


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