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