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

First Known Use of beta–amyloid

1987


Medical Dictionary

beta–amyloid

noun be·ta–am·y·loid
variants: also

β–amyloid

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beta–amyloid protein

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beta–amyloid peptide

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


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