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amyloid plaque

  • n  a plaque consisting of tangles of amyloid protein in nervous tissue (a pathological mark of Alzheimer's disease)
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  • Pre-Alzheimer's: Metabolic disorder found in cognitively normal patients
    ( Society of Nuclear Medicine ) Alzheimer's disease has been linked in many studies to amyloid plaque buildup in the brain, but new research is finding a common thread between amyloid burden and lower energy levels, or metabolism, of neurons in certain areas of the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease -- even for people with no sign of cognitive decline. This is a new development in the ...
    June 11, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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