Disease, Pick
A form of dementia characterized by a slowly progressive deterioration of social skills and changes in personality leading to impairment of intellect, memory, and language. Dementia can be defined as a loss of intellectual abilities such as memory capacity, severe enough to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The criteria for the diagnosis of dementia include impairment of attention, orientation, memory, judgment, language, motor and spatial skills, and function. By definition, dementia is not due to major depression or schizophrenia.

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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

  • Pick bodies — are silver staining, spherical aggregations of tau protein in neurons associated with Pick s disease, a subtype of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Pick bodies were first described by Czechoslovakian neurologist Arnold Pick in 1892. References… …   Wikipedia

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  • Pick — The word Pick may refer to:Tools and weapons* Pickaxe, a tool used for manual labour * Lock pick, a tool used for lock picking * Lock picking, the art of unlocking a lock without its intended key * Warded pick, a device for opening warded locks * …   Wikipedia

  • Pick disease — ▪ pathology       form of premature dementia caused by atrophy of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. It resembles Alzheimer disease but is much less common. Pick disease is characterized by a progressive deterioration of intellect,… …   Universalium

  • Pick-Krankheit — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 G31.0 Umschriebene Hirnatrophie – Pick Krankheit F02.0* Demenz bei Pick Krankheit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pick disease — A form of dementia characterized by a slowly progressive deterioration of social skills and changes in personality leading to impairment of intellect, memory, and language. Dementia can be defined as a loss of intellectual abilities such as… …   Medical dictionary

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