amyloidosis amyloidosis


  • (n) a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma


  1. Researchers have discovered a substance that appears to prevent the formation of amyloid plaques, which are implicated in such diseases as Alzheimer's, amyloidosis and Type 2 .
  2. The infections from the bullets, Diagnostician Gardner thinks, brought on amyloidosis (a waxy degeneration of body tissues).


  • Donor Gives Burnsville Grandfather New Heart, Kidney

    Dave Costello turned 61 years old on Thursday, but you'll have to excuse him for keeping the party going. He suffered from a rare genetic condition called Amyloidosis, which can cause different organs to fail. In Costello's case, he needed a new heart and kidney ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: 5 Eyewitness News St. Paul

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