American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A disorder marked by the deposition of amyloid in various organs and tissues of the body. It may be associated with a chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, or multiple myeloma.
- n. medicine Any of a group of disorders in which the fibrous protein amyloid is deposited in an organ of the body.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma.
- n. a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma
“The time for development of amyloidosis is shortened from several weeks to days in mice after injection of or feeding with extracts from amyloid-laden tissue”
“Eleven years ago, Francis called his son into his den, handed him a medical book, and asked him to read an entry on a relatively rare illness called amyloidosis.”
“He is battling a very serious blood disorder called amyloidosis and has vowed to beat it, although it is not a curable condition at present.”
“Since last spring, when he announced he had a rare blood disease called amyloidosis, Jordan, 58, has been chronicling his life-and-death struggle online.”
“Guthman, who suffered from a rare blood disease called amyloidosis, died Sunday at his Pacific Palisades home, said Bryce Nelson, a family spokesman.”
“Infiltrative diseases such as amyloidosis or sarcoidosis”
“There is no known cure," his doctor told him, after announcing he had a rare fatal disease called cardiac amyloidosis.”
“He had amyloidosis, a rare organ and tissue disease.”
“Almost ten years ago, he was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a disease in which abnormal protein produced in the bone marrow accumulates in the tissues and the organs—usually the kidneys, the heart, and the GI tract.”
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