beta-amyloid

noun be·ta-am·y·loid \ -ˈa-mə-ˌlȯid \

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


Medical Dictionary

beta-amyloid

noun be·ta-am·y·loid
variants: also β-amyloid play \-ˈam-ə-ˌlȯid\ or beta-amyloid protein or beta-amyloid peptide

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 A-beta, amyloid beta, amyloid beta peptide, amyloid beta protein

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