Pick's disease


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Pick's disease 1

 (pĭks) or Pick disease (pĭk)
n.
A form of frontotemporal dementia characterized by the presence of Pick bodies in the nerve cells of the brain.

[After Arnold Pick (1851-1924), Moravian-born Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist.]

Pick's disease 2

 (pĭks)
n.
Chronic constrictive pericarditis with ascites and enlargement of the liver. No longer in clinical use.

[After Friedel Pick (1867-1926), Prague-born Austrian physician.]
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Noun1.Pick's disease - 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
presenile dementia - dementia with onset before the age of 65
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Nominated by boyfriend Keith for her kindness and dedication, Sian decided on a career in the sector after spending many years caring for her dad when he developed Pick's Disease, a form of dementia.
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David Whitcombe, 69 and from Tamworth, was diagnosed 12 years ago with Pick's disease, a rare form of dementia which affects the frontal lobe of the brain.
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