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Lewy bodies

Pronunciation: lā′vē

Definition: intracytoplasmic neuronal inclusion; bodies especially noted in pigmented brainstem neurons and seen in Parkinson disease, diffuse Lewy body disease, occasionally in Alzheimer disease, and rarely in healthy old people.

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