Meaning of Niemann-Pick disease

Nie'mann-Pick' disease"

Pronunciation: (nē'mun-pik'), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  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.
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