Definitions for "Beta amyloid"
A specific type of amyloid normally found in humans and animals. In Alzheimer's disease, beta amyloid is abnormally processed by nerve cells and becomes deposited in amyloid plaques in the brains of persons with the disease.
a protein found in the characteristic clumps of tissue (called plaques) that appear in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.
a protein that is the main component of amyloid plaques in various neurological disorders, most prominently Alzheimer's disease.