LEWY BODY DEMENTIA

a type of Dementia, a neurodegenerative condition which is diagnosed using the presence of abnormal proteins in the brain called Lewy bodies. Symptoms of...

NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES

are collections of insoluble hyperphosphorylated tau protein which have been associated with the development of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

NOOTROPIC DRUGS

drugs which are utilized to emphasize cognitive processes, generally in the remediation of progressive dementias, like Alzheimer's, but additionally of cognitive malfunction due to...

PDAT

abbreviated form: presented dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

ALZHEIMER'S FACILITIES

centers purposely structured to enhance the proper care of those with Alzheimer

AMYLOID PRECURSOR PROTEIN (APP)

a protein that, when severed by many enzymes, generates beta-amyloid. Build-up of beta-amyloid in the human brain is deemed to cause Alzheimer

APOLIPOPROTEIN E (APOE)

refers to a protein that may help break down beta-amyloid. Individuals carrying a ApoE4 allele, are statistically more likely to develop Alzheimer

BASAL FOREBRAIN

n. area of the brain responsible for memory, learning, and attention. Includes the cerebral cortex and hippocampus. When acetylcholine is reduced and cholinergic...

BETA-AMYLOID (P-AMYLOID)

n. a type of protein deposit found in the brain tissue of patients having Alzheimer's disease. This deposit contains peptides which consist of 36...

BETA-SECRETASE (P-SECRETASE)

n. a protein enzyme (protease) which cleaves the amyloid precursor protein to form beta-amyloid. These are the peptides which build-up to create plaque...

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