medical Definition of Lewy body
- Postmortem brain tissue from [Parkinson's disease] patients reveals the presence of inclusions called Lewy bodies in dopaminergic neurons, although whether these inclusions are a cause or a result of the disease is still unclear.
- —Christian Haass and Philipp J. Kahle, Science, 13 July 2001
- The scientists also report that alpha-synuclein exists in the Lewy bodies characteristic of another brain disorder, a type of dementia.
- —Science News, 18 Oct. 1997