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Niemann-Pick Diseases

"Niemann-Pick Diseases" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A group of autosomal recessive disorders in which harmful quantities of lipids accumulate in the viscera and the central nervous system. They can be caused by deficiencies of enzyme activities (SPHINGOMYELIN PHOSPHODIESTERASE) or defects in intracellular transport, resulting in the accumulation of SPHINGOMYELINS and CHOLESTEROL. There are various subtypes based on their clinical and genetic differences.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Niemann-Pick Diseases" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Niemann-Pick Diseases" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 22 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2003 and 2005
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.