Amyloid kidney

amyloid kidney

amyloid kidney n.
A kidney in which amyloidosis has occurred, usually in association with a chronic illness. Also called waxy kidney.


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  • Amyloidosis

    a deposit of in tissues or organs. the diseased state resulting from this deposit. noun (pathol) the deposition of amyloid in various tissues of the body, as occurs in certain chronic infections amyloidosis am·y·loid·o·sis (ām’ə-loi-dō’sĭs) n. A disorder marked by the deposition of amyloid in various organs and tissues of the body that may be […]

  • Amylolysis

    the conversion of starch into sugar. noun the conversion of starch into sugar amylolysis am·y·lol·y·sis (ām’ə-lŏl’ĭ-sĭs) n. The conversion of starch to sugars by the action of enzymes or acids. am’y·lo·lyt’ic (-lō-lĭt’ĭk) adj.

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