Pick's disease


Pick's disease
noun
a progressive form of presenile dementia found most often in middle-aged and elderly women and characterized by degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes with loss of intellectual ability and transitory aphasia
Hypernyms: ↑presenile dementia

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Pick's disease — piks also Pick disease pik n a dementia marked by progressive impairment of intellect and judgment and transitory aphasia, caused by progressive atrophic changes of the cerebral cortex, and usu. commencing in late middle age Pick Arnold (1851… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pick's disease — [piks] n. 〚after A. Pick (1851 1924), Czech physician〛 a condition characterized by progressive deterioration of the brain with atrophy of the cerebral cortex, esp. the frontal lobes, and evidenced in loss of memory and emotional instability * *… …   Universalium

  • Pick's disease — [piks] n. [after A. Pick (1851 1924), Czech physician] a condition characterized by progressive deterioration of the brain with atrophy of the cerebral cortex, esp. the frontal lobes, and evidenced in loss of memory and emotional instability …   English World dictionary

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  • Pick cells disease — (pik) [Ludwig Pick, German physician, 1868–1935] see under cell, and see Niemann Pick disease, under disease …   Medical dictionary

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  • Pick's disease — a cause of dementia. The damage is mainly in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, in contrast with the diffuse degeneration of Alzheimer s disease. [A. Pick (1851–1924), Czech psychiatrist] …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • Niemann-Pick cells disease — Nie·mann Pick cells, disease (neґmahn pikґ) [A. Niemann; Ludwig Pick, German physician, 1868–1944] see under cell and disease …   Medical dictionary


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