Pick, Arnold

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Pick, Arnold

Czechoslovakian physician, 1851–1924.

Pick's disease

Dementia associated with atrophy of the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain. The disease has three variants: one in which affected patients develop a progressively worsening fluent aphasia; one in which aphasia is not fluent; and one in which loss of social skills and intellectual functions, apathy, and disorientation are most prominent.
Synonym: frontemporal dementia See: Alzheimer's disease
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Arnold, Czech psychiatrist, 1851-1924.
Arnold Pick syndrome - inability to focus reflexively on objects due to apperceptive blindness.
Pick bundle - nerve fibers recurring rostralward from the pyramidal tract in the medulla oblongata and believed to consist of corticonuclear fibers.
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