neurofibrillary
adjective see neurofibril

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • neurofibrillary — “+ adjective Etymology: New Latin neurofibrilla + English ary : of or relating to neurofibrils neurofibrillary network * * * neurofibˈrillar or neurofibrillˈary adjective • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • neurofibrillary — See neurofibril. * * * …   Universalium

  • neurofibrillary — adjective Of or pertaining to a neurofibril …   Wiktionary

  • neurofibrillary — neu·ro·fibrillary …   English syllables

  • neurofibrillary tangle — n a pathological accumulation of paired helical filaments composed of abnormally formed tau protein that is found chiefly in the cytoplasm of nerve cells of the brain and esp. the cerebral cortex and hippocampus and that occurs typically in… …   Medical dictionary

  • Neurofibrillary tangle — Microscopy image of a neurofibrillary tangle, conformed by hyperphosphorylated tau protein Neurofibrillary Tangles (NFTs) are aggregates of hyperphosphorylated tau protein that are most commonly known as a primary marker of Alzheimer s Disease.… …   Wikipedia

  • neurofibrillary tangles — intracellular knots or clumps of neurofibrils seen in the cerebral cortex in Alzheimer disease. Neurofibrillary tangle within neuronal cytoplasm (silver stain) …   Medical dictionary

  • neurofibrillary tangle — noun Date: 1973 a pathological accumulation of paired helical filaments composed of abnormally formed tau protein that is found chiefly in the cytoplasm of neurons of the brain and especially the cerebral cortex and hippocampus and that occurs… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • neurofibrillary tangle — A characteristic pathological feature of the brain of patients with Alzheimer&’s disease is the presence of tangles of coarse neurofibrils within large neurons of the cerebral cortex. Whether this causes neuronal degeneration or is a secondary… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • neurofibrillary tangles — /ˌnjuroʊˌfɪbrɪləri ˈtæŋgəlz/ (say .nyoohroh.fibriluhree tangguhlz) plural noun an accumulation of twisted protein fragments inside a nerve cell, as in a brain cell affected by Alzheimer s disease. Also, tangles …   Australian English dictionary

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