Drugs Information Online
Drugs and diseases reference index

Drugs and diseases reference index

Definition of «Amyloidosis»


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 any organ of the body.

Amyloidosis can occur as an isolated disease or as a result of another illness, including multiple myeloma, chronic infections (such as tuberculosis or osteomyelitis), or chronic inflammatory diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis). The protein that deposits in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease is a form of amyloid.

For More Information «Amyloidosis»

  • Amyloidosis - Home Page

    Our Mission . The mission of the foundation is to increase education and awareness of amyloidosis within the community leading to earlier diagnosis and ...

  • Amyloidosis Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment on ...

    Discover more about amyloidosis, a group of diseases resulting from abnormal deposition of certain proteins (amyloids) in various bodily areas. The amyloid proteins may ...

  • Amyloidosis - MayoClinic.com

    Amyloidosis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of abnormal protein buildup in tissues.

  • Amyloidosis - University of Maryland Medical Center | Home

    Amyloidosis, Amyloidosis is a group of diseases in which a protein, called amyloid, builds up in the organs and tissues. The buildup may happen in a single organ ...

  • Amyloidosis

    Definition of amyloid and amyloidosis. Amyloid is defined as in vivo deposited material distinguished by fibrillar electron micrographic appearance, amorphous ...

Comment «Amyloidosis»