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Keyword - Alzheimer disease (KW-0026)

Definition

Protein which, if defective, causes Alzheimer disease, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive dementia and global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy, senile plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, and neuropil threads. Early-onset forms also occurr.

Synonyms

  • Alzheimer's disease

Category

Disease

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