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Niemann-Pick disease

[nee-muh n-pik] /ˈni mənˈpɪk/
noun, Pathology
1.
a rare, hereditary lipid-storage disease, occurring primarily among Ashkenazic Jews, in which abnormal lipid metabolism results in enlargement of the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes, and in progressive mental and physical deterioration.
Origin
described independently by German physicians Albert Niemann (1880-1921) in 1914 and Ludwig Pick (1868-1935?) in 1926
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niemann-pick dis ease in Medicine

Niemann-Pick disease n.
An inherited disorder of lipid metabolism characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and enlargement and abnormalities of blood-forming organs; it occurs primarily in infants of eastern European Jewish descent and it leads to early death. Also called Pick's disease2, sphingomyelin lipidosis.

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