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Descriptor in English: Amyloidosis
Descriptor in Spanish: Amiloidosis
Descriptor in Portuguese: Amiloidose
Descriptor in French: Amyloïdose
Entry term(s): Amyloidoses
Tree number(s): C18.452.845.500
Scope note: A group of sporadic, familial and/or inherited, degenerative, and infectious disease processes, linked by the common theme of abnormal protein folding and deposition of AMYLOID. As the amyloid deposits enlarge they displace normal tissue structures, causing disruption of function. Various signs and symptoms depend on the location and size of the deposits.
Annotation: coord IM with organ/dis precoord (IM); /genet: consider also AMYLOIDOSIS, HEREDITARY
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Amyloid MeSH
Lymphoproliferative Disorders MeSH
Paraproteinemias MeSH
DeCS UI: 699
Descriptor UI: D000686
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Amyloidosis - Preferred
Concept UI M0001053
Scope note A group of sporadic, familial and/or inherited, degenerative, and infectious disease processes, linked by the common theme of abnormal protein folding and deposition of AMYLOID. As the amyloid deposits enlarge they displace normal tissue structures, causing disruption of function. Various signs and symptoms depend on the location and size of the deposits.
Preferred term Amyloidosis
Entry term(s) Amyloidoses



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