Amyloid degeneration



amyloid degeneration

amyloid degeneration n.
The degeneration of a tissue or an organ characterized by the infiltration of amyloid between cells and fibers. Also called waxy degeneration.
Historical Examples

An enlarged spleen is often present, produced by the same conditions—by amyloid degeneration.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

amyloid degeneration of the blood-vessels is a doubtful cause of hemorrhage.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

amyloid degeneration represents no mere substitution, but an addition, since the affected tissue is increased in volume.
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various

amyloid degeneration is often combined with wasting diseases, such as atrophy, tuberculosis and dropsy.
Valere Aude Louis Dechmann

It is to their disturbance of function that the pathological importance of amyloid degeneration is to be especially attributed.
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various

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