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Amyloid plaque


  • neuritic plaques
  • senile plaques


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 27, 2014