Definition of Amyloidosis

1. Noun. A disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma.

Generic synonyms: Illness, Malady, Sickness, Unwellness

Definition of Amyloidosis

1. Noun. (medicine) Any of a group of disorders in which the fibrous protein amyloid is deposited in an organ of the body. ¹

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Definition of Amyloidosis

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Medical Definition of Amyloidosis

1. 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. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (22 Feb 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amyloidosis

amyloid nephrosis
amyloid neuropathies
amyloid p component
amyloid plaque
amyloid precursor protein
amyloid protein
amyloid protein aa
amyloid protein plaque
amyloid protein saa
amyloid tumour
amyloidogenic glycoprotein
amyloidosis (current term)
amyloidosis: bone manifestations
amyloidosis: gastrointestinal manifestations
amyloidosis cutis
amyloidosis of multiple myeloma
amylopectin 6-glucanohydrolase
amylopectin synthase

Literary usage of Amyloidosis

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1. Diarrheal, Inflammatory, Obstructive, and Parasitic Diseases of the Gastro by Samuel Goodwin Gant (1915)
"The etiology and general character of intestinal amyloidosis are the same as in other parts, and it is not necessary to do more than discuss its gross ..."

2. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Rarely amyloidosis of the kidney is idio- pathic in the sense that there is no ... Usually amyloidosis is present elsewhere in the body, most often in both ..."

3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Renal amyloidosis represents one of the most severe clinical pathologic ... The incidence of renal amyloidosis is unknown; however, surveys made from ..."

4. Chemical Pathology: Being a Discussion of General Pathology from the by Harry Gideon Wells (1914)
"As it is possible to cause amyloidosis experimentally in animals, ... amyloidosis is produced by the most varied species of bacteria and by their toxins, ..."

5. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"amyloidosis was particularly pronounced in vessels, which also contained ... The lymph-glands imbedded in the tumors were also affected by amyloidosis. ..."

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