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Descriptor English: Amyloidosis
Descriptor Spanish: Amiloidosis
Descriptor amiloidosis
Scope note: Grupo de procesos morbosos esporádicos, infecciosos, degenerativos, familiares y/o hereditarios, que tienen en común la producción y el depósito de una proteína anormal denominada AMILOIDE. A medida que los depósitos de amiloide se hacen más grandes, van desplazando a las estructuras de tejidos normales, causando alteraciones funcionales. Los signos y síntomas dependen de la localización y el tamaño de los depósitos de proteína.
Descriptor Portuguese: Amiloidose
Descriptor French: Amyloïdose
Entry term(s): Amyloidoses
Tree number(s): C18.452.845.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000686
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
Related: Amyloid MeSH
Lymphoproliferative Disorders MeSH
Paraproteinemias MeSH
DeCS ID: 699
Unique ID: D000686
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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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