amyloid protein plaque


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Noun1.amyloid protein plaque - a plaque consisting of tangles of amyloid protein in nervous tissue (a pathological mark of Alzheimer's disease)amyloid protein plaque - a plaque consisting of tangles of amyloid protein in nervous tissue (a pathological mark of Alzheimer's disease)
plaque - (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
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The human brain becomes riddled with amyloid protein plaques and tangles of tau proteins in Alzheimer's disease.
Brain scans identify changes in brain volume, white matter integrity, functional connectivity between brain regions, glucose metabolism and the buildup of amyloid protein plaques a hallmark of the disease.