cerebral amyloid angiopathymedical dictionary

<pathology> A condition where there is a deposition of amyloid (insoluble protein) in the walls of the arteries which supply the brain. This results in an increased risk of dementia and-or intracerebral haemorrhage. Cerebral amyloidosis or cerebral amyloid angiopathy, is a complication of primary amyloidosis.

Origin: Gr. Pathos = disease

(27 Sep 1997)

cerebr-, cerebra, cerebral, cerebral agraphia < Prev | Next > cerebral amyloidosis, cerebral aneurysm

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