Amyloid Plaque10 years, 4 months ago
Posted on Mar 19, 2008, 9 a.m.
By Bill Freeman
A build up of beta-amyloid protein. Amyloid plaques are one of the characteristic structural abnormalities found in the brains of Alzheimer patients. Upon autopsy, the presence of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles is used to positively diagnose Alzheimer's disease.