Medical Definition of Neuropil threads

1. Abnormal structures located chiefly in distal dendrites and, along with neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques, constitute the three morphological hallmarks of alzheimer disease. Neuropil threads are made up of straight and paired helical filaments which consist of abnormally phosphorylated microtubule-associated tau proteins. It has been suggested that the threads have a major role in the cognitive impairment seen in alzheimer disease. (12 Dec 1998)



Neuropil Threads Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Neuropil Threads Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Neuropil Threads

neurophenomenology
neurophilic
neurophonia
neurophysical
neurophysicist
neurophysicists
neurophysics
neurophysin
neurophysins
neurophysiological
neurophysiologically
neurophysiologist
neurophysiologists
neurophysiology
neuropil
neuropil threads (current term)
neuropile
neuropilin
neuropilins
neuropils
neuroplasm
neuroplastic
neuroplasticity
neuroplasty
neuroplegic
neuroplexus
neuropod
neuropodia
neuropodium
neuropodous

Other Resources Relating to: Neuropil threads

Search for Neuropil threads on Dictionary.com!Search for Neuropil threads on Thesaurus.com!Search for Neuropil threads on Google!Search for Neuropil threads on Wikipedia!

Search