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Pick's disease

noun \ ˈpiks- \
variants: also Pick disease \ˈpik-\

medical Definition of Pick's disease

:a dementia marked by progressive impairment of intellect and judgment and transitory aphasia, caused by progressive atrophic changes of the cerebral cortex, and usually commencing in late middle age

Biographical Note for pick's disease

  • Pick, Arnold (1851–1924), Czechoslovakian psychiatrist and neurologist. Pick is best known for his description in 1892 of an atrophy of the cerebral cortex, now known as Pick's disease, and for his 1913 description of agrammatism.

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    Pick's disease

    noun

    medical Definition of Pick's disease

    :pericarditis with adherent pericardium resulting in circulatory disturbances with edema and ascites

    Biographical Note for pick's disease

  • Pick, Friedel (1867–1926), Czechoslovakian physician. Pick described the form of pericarditis that is now known as Pick's disease in 1896.

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