Definitions for "Amyloid plaques"
Large blobs of amyloid protein created in the development of Alzheimer's disease; these plaques seem to trigger an immune response in the brain, resulting in the death of many neurons.
unusual clumps of material found in the tissue between nerve cells. Amyloid plaques, which consist of a protein called beta amyloid along with degenerating bits of neurons and other cells, are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
largely insoluble deposits found in the spaces between nerve cells in the brain that are made of beta-amyloid, other molecules, and different kinds of nerve and non-nerve cells.