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Lafora body

noun La·fora body \ lä-ˈfōr-ə- \

medical Definition of Lafora body

:any of the cytoplasmic inclusion bodies found in neurons of parts of the central nervous system in Lafora disease and consisting of a complex of glycoprotein and glycosaminoglycan

Biographical Note for lafora body

  • Lafora, Gonzalo Rodriguez (1886–1971), Spanish neurologist. Early in his career Lafora served as a histopathologist at a government mental hospital in Washington. Later in Madrid he lectured in neuropathology and directed a laboratory for brain physiology. He published experimental studies on the function of the corpus callosum and produced a full-length work on neurosyphilis.

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