Definition of amyloid
: a waxy translucent substance consisting primarily of protein that is deposited in some animal organs and tissues under abnormal conditions (such as Alzheimer's disease) — compare beta-amyloid
Recent Examples of amyloid from the Web
But although amyloid accumulation appears to damage brain cells, these fibrils may be critical for reproduction.
But the new research looked beyond amyloid and tau levels, for other biological markers of Alzheimer’s disease in seemingly healthy adults.
A few studies in cognitively normal people and one in mice have shown a connection between chronic sleep disruption and the development of amyloid plaques.
This weekend in New York, at the convention for the Society of American Baseball Research, Bouton went public about his brain disease: cerebral amyloid angiopathy, which is linked to dementia.
That has changed with the development of imaging technology to non-invasively detect amyloid and tau in the brains of living people.
Earlier this spring, researchers in Taiwan used mice with mutated brain structures to test a promising new drug on the amyloid proteins of the brain, which contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
Mice who took the drug daily showed less buildup of problematic amyloid plaque and fewer memory deficits.
The rare genetic disease is a life-threatening nerve disorder that results in deposits of abnormal protein called amyloid.
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Medical Definition of amyloid
1: a nonnitrogenous starchy food
2: a waxy translucent substance consisting primarily of protein that is deposited in some animal organs and tissue under abnormal conditions (as in Alzheimer's disease)—see beta-amyloid
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