Amyloid degeneration
Degeneration De*gen`er*a"tion, n. [Cf. F. d['e]g['e]n['e]ration.] 1. The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; decline; degradation; debasement; degeneracy; deterioration. [1913 Webster]

Our degeneration and apostasy. --Bates. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol.) That condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become either diminished or perverted; a substitution of a lower for a higher form of structure; as, fatty degeneration of the liver. [1913 Webster]

3. (Biol.) A gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type. [1913 Webster]

4. The thing degenerated. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Cockle, aracus, . . . and other degenerations. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

{Amyloid degeneration}, {Caseous degeneration}, etc. See under {Amyloid}, {Caseous}, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Amyloid degeneration — Amyloid Am y*loid, Amyloidal Am y*loid al, a. [L. amylum starch + oid.] Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike. [1913 Webster] {Amyloid degeneration} (Med.), a diseased condition of various organs of the body, produced by the deposit of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amyloid degeneration — n AMYLOIDOSIS * * * degeneration with deposition of amyloid in the tissues; see also amyloidosis. Called also waxy d …   Medical dictionary

  • Amyloid degeneration — is a type of degeneration with the deposit of lardacein in the tissues. It indicates impairment of nutritive function and is seen in wasting diseases. *Also sometimes called Abercrombie s disease, Abercrombie s syndrome, Virchow s syndrome,… …   Wikipedia

  • amyloid degeneration — noun : amyloidosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Degeneration — De*gen er*a tion, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]g[ e]n[ e]ration.] 1. The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; decline; degradation; debasement; degeneracy; deterioration. [1913 Webster] Our degeneration and apostasy. Bates.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amyloid — Am y*loid, Amyloidal Am y*loid al, a. [L. amylum starch + oid.] Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike. [1913 Webster] {Amyloid degeneration} (Med.), a diseased condition of various organs of the body, produced by the deposit of an albuminous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amyloid — Am y*loid ([a^]m [y^]*loid), n. 1. A non nitrogenous starchy food; a starchlike substance. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) The substance deposited in the organs in amyloid degeneration. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amyloid precursor protein — (APP) is an integral membrane protein expressed in many tissues and concentrated in the synapses of neurons. Its primary function is not known, though it has been implicated as a regulator of synapse formationPriller C, Bauer T, Mitteregger G,… …   Wikipedia

  • amyloid — [am′ə loid΄] n. 1. a starchy food or substance 2. a nearly transparent, waxy deposit resulting from degeneration of bodily tissues: a complex protein …   English World dictionary

  • degeneration — 1. Deterioration; passing from a higher to a lower level or type. 2. A worsening of mental, physical, or moral qualities. 3. A retrogressive pathologic change in cells or tissues, in consequence of which their functions are often impaired or… …   Medical dictionary

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