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Amyloidosis

Introduction: Amyloidosis

Description of Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis (medical condition): A rare group of metabolic disorders where a protein called amyloid...more »

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Amyloidosis: A disease characterized by the accumulation of insoluble amyloid protein in tissues and organs which in turn affects the functioning of these tissues and organs.

Amyloidosis: A group of diseases in which protein is deposited in specific organs (localized amyloidosis) or throughout the body (systemic amyloidosis). Amyloidosis may be either primary (with no known cause) or secondary (caused by another disease, including some types of cancer). Generally, primary amyloidosis affects the nerves, skin, tongue, joints, heart, and liver; secondary amyloidosis often affects the spleen, kidneys, liver, and adrenal glands.
Source: National Institute of Health

Amyloidosis: a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Amyloidosis: A disease characterised by the deposition of amyloid in various organs of the body. It is generally considered that the amyloidoses share common pathogenic mechanisms which lead to protein fibril formation and deposition. These mechanisms may include structural, metabolic, genetic and environmental factors that may be common to all forms of amyloidosis. Primary amyloidosis, while the most common form of amyloidosis, is a sporadic disease and, therefore, can only be investigated on a case by case basis. Secondary (reactive) amyloidosis occurs in subjects with chronic inflammatory disease or cancer but factors which predict amyloid formation and which subject is going to be affected, are not readily apparent. Alzheimer disease, while very common in the aged population, is unpredictable except for those rare forms of familial Alzheimer disease with characterized mutations in specific genes. Hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis has generally been considered a rare disease and the original impetus to study the pathogenesis of this disease was because it represented a human model of systemic amyloidosis.
Source: Diseases Database

Amyloidosis: any disease manifested by the pathogenic accumulation of amyloid in organs and tissues.
Source: CRISP

Amyloidosis: A group of sporadic, familial and/or inherited, degenerative, and infectious disease processes, linked by the common theme of abnormal protein folding and deposition of AMYLOID. As the amyloid deposits enlarge they displace normal tissue structures, causing disruption of function. Various signs and symptoms depend on the location and size of the deposits.
Source: MeSH 2007

Amyloidosis: Related Topics

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Amyloidosis: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Amyloidosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Amyloidosis, or a subtype of Amyloidosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Amyloidosis as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Amyloidosis as a Disease

Amyloidosis (medical condition): See Amyloidosis (disease information).
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Amyloidosis: Related Diseases

Amyloidosis: Amyloidosis is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Amyloidosis: Article Excerpts

Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Proteins are important building blocks for all body parts, including muscles, bones, hair, and nails. Proteins... (Source: excerpt from Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease: NIDDK)

Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK (Excerpt)

A condition in which a protein-like material builds up in one or more organs. This material cannot be broken down... (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)

Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Proteins are important building blocks for all body parts, including muscles, bones,... (Source: excerpt from Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease: NIDDK)

Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK (Excerpt)

A condition in which a protein-like material builds up in one or more organs. This material cannot be broken down... (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)

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Amyloidosis: Related Disease Topics

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Source: Diseases Database

Source - NIH

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Amyloidosis:

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Broader terms for Amyloidosis

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Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Amyloidosis can be used for:

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Other terms that may be related to Amyloidosis:

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Hierarchical classifications of Amyloidosis

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WordNet 2.1

  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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