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Amyloid plaque

Synonym(s)

  • neuritic plaques
  • senile plaques

Definition(s)

Plaques consist of amyloid deposits surrounded by a web of astrocytic processes, swollen neurites, and neuron terminals; seen in the cerebral cortex in Alzheimer's disease.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 20, 2014