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beta–amyloid

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noun be·ta–am·y·loid \-ˈa-mə-ˌlȯid\

Definition of beta–amyloid

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



1987

First Known Use of beta–amyloid

1987


Medical Dictionary

beta–amyloid

noun be·ta–am·y·loid

Medical Definition of beta–amyloid

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



Variants of beta–amyloid

also β–amyloid \-ˈam-ə-ˌlȯid\play play or beta–amyloid protein or beta–amyloid peptide

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