was first described by Albert Niemann (1880 - 1921) where is an inherited inability to effectively store lipids which is marked with a deficiency of the sphingomyelinase enzyme and a general accumulation of lipids in the brain tissue and other visceral organs.

NIEMANN-PICK DISEASE: "A lack of the enzyme sphingomyelinase is characteristic of niemann-pick disease, which results in an inability to store lipids."
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