beta-amyloid


be·ta–am·y·loid

noun \-ˈa-mə-ˌlid\

Definition of BETA-AMYLOID

:  an amyloid that is derived from a larger precursor protein and is the primary component of plaques characteristic of Alzheimer's disease

First Known Use of BETA-AMYLOID

1987

be·ta–am·y·loid

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BETA–AMYLOID

: an amyloid that is derived from amyloid precursor protein and is the primary component of plaques characteristic of Alzheimer's disease—called also amyloid beta-protein, beta-amyloid protein

Variants of BETA–AMYLOID

be·ta–am·y·loid also β–amyloid \-ˈam-ə-ˌlid\

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