- A group of diseases in which protein is deposited in specific organs (localized amyloidosis) or throughout the body (systemic amyloidosis). Amyloidosis may be either primary (with no known cause) or secondary (caused by another disease, including some types of cancer). Generally, primary amyloidosis affects the nerves, skin, tongue, joints, heart, and liver; secondary amyloidosis often affects the spleen, kidneys, liver, and adrenal glands.
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amyloidosis — n. 1. a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
amyloidosis — [am΄ə loi dō′sis, am΄ə loi dō′sis] n. pl. amyloidoses [am΄ə loi dō′sēz΄] a disorder in which amyloid (protein) accumulates in body tissue or organs … English World dictionary
amyloidosis — /am euh loy doh sis/, n., pl. amyloidoses / seez/. Pathol. 1. a deposit of amyloid in tissues or organs. 2. the diseased state resulting from this deposit. [1895 1900; AMYLOID + OSIS] * * * ▪ pathology disease characterized by the… … Universalium
Amyloidosis — MeshID = D000686 In medicine, amyloidosis refers to a variety of conditions in which amyloid proteins are abnormally deposited in organs and/or tissues, causing disease. A protein is amyloid if, due to an alteration in its secondary structure, it … Wikipedia
Amyloidosis — A disorder that results from the abnormal deposition of a particular protein, called amyloid, in various tissues of the body. Amyloid protein can be deposited in a localized area, and not be harmful, or in can cause serious changes in virtually… … Medical dictionary
amyloidosis — n. infiltration of the liver, kidneys, spleen, and other tissues with amyloid, a starchlike substance. In primary amyloidosis the disorder arises without any apparent cause; secondary amyloidosis occurs as a late complication of such chronic… … The new mediacal dictionary
amyloidosis — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1900 a disorder characterized by the deposition of amyloid in bodily organs and tissues … New Collegiate Dictionary
amyloidosis — Deposition of amyloid. A common complication of several diseases (leprosy, tuberculosis) ; often associated with perturbation of the immune system, although there may be immunosuppression or enhancement … Dictionary of molecular biology
amyloidosis — noun Any of a group of disorders in which the fibrous protein amyloid is deposited in an organ of the body … Wiktionary
amyloidosis — n. disease caused by the accumulation of amyloid deposits in the tissues and organs (Pathology) … English contemporary dictionary