Definition of senile plaque in English:
A microscopic mass of fragmented and decaying nerve terminals around an amyloid core, numbers of which occur in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
- The vaccine induces an immune response specifically against beta-amyloid (the protein that makes up senile plaques in Alzheimer's) and has been shown to reduce and prevent plaque formation in mice.
- A team from the University of Western Australia found that deposits known as senile plaques seen in the brains of Alzheimer's patients were composed of a new type of protein, which they called beta amyloid.
- Several types of senile plaques have also been found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients, including diffuse, neuritic, and burned out plaques.
Definition of senile plaque in:
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