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amyloidosis of aging


Definition: amyloidosis characterized by deposition of Congo-red–staining material, derived from various proteins, especially in nervous tissue, myocardium, and the pancreas. Associated with Alzheimer disease (β-amyloid); intractable congestive heart failure may result.

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