Kluver Bucy syndrome


  • Kluver-Bucy Syndrome: A condition where damage to the temporal brain lobes from any of a variety of causes (accident, hypoglycemia, Alzheimer's and others) results in symptoms such as memory loss and abnormal behavior.

  • Kluver-Bucy Syndrome: A neurobehavioral syndrome associated with bilateral medial temporal lobe dysfunction. Clinical manifestations include oral exploratory behavior; tactile exploratory behavior; hypersexuality; BULIMIA; MEMORY DISORDERS; placidity; and an inability to recognize objects or faces. This disorder may result from a variety of conditions, including CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; infections; ALZHEIMER DISEASE; PICK DISEASE OF THE BRAIN; and CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS.

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The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Kluver-Bucy Syndrome includes the 8 symptoms listed below:

  • Inability to recognize people
  • Lack of fear reaction
  • Lack of rage reaction
  • Hypersexuality
  • Homosexuality
  • Bulimia
  • Hypermetamorphosis
  • Memory deficiency

Note that Kluver-Bucy Syndrome symptoms usually refers to various symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Kluver-Bucy Syndrome signs may refer to those signs only noticable by a doctor.

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