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neurofibril

Line breaks: neuro|fib¦ril
Pronunciation: /ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)ˈfʌɪbrɪl
 
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Definition of neurofibril in English:

noun

Anatomy
A fibril in the cytoplasm of a nerve cell, visible by light microscopy.
Example sentences
  • The argyrophilic neurofibrils are unique to nerve cells.
  • As we age, most of us will develop alterations of neurofibrils in at least some of our neurons.
  • Bundles of these neurofibrils are called neurofilaments.

Derivatives

neurofibrillary

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Two microscopic changes occur in the brain in Alzheimer's disease: senile plaques develop between neurons, and neurofibrillary tangles develop within neurons.
  • Among the very earliest sites of neurofibrillary pathology in Alzheimer's disease are the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex.
  • It forms the neurofibrillary tangles of Alzheimer's disease, Pick's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal degeneration, postencephalitic parkinsonism, and a handful of others.

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