Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Pick's disease: Huntington's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Niemann Pick's disease, Lewy body disease
Pick's disease 1(pĭks) or Pick disease (pĭk)
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)
Chronic constrictive pericarditis with ascites and enlargement of the liver. No longer in clinical use.
[After Friedel Pick (1867-1926), Prague-born Austrian physician.]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||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