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Neurofibrillary Tangles

10 years, 7 months ago

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Posted on Mar 19, 2008, 9 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Accumulation of twisted protein fragments inside neurons. Neurofibrillary tangles are one of the characteristic structural abnormalities found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease patients. Upon autopsy, the presence of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles is used to positively diagnose Alzheimer's disease.

Accumulation of twisted protein fragments inside neurons. Neurofibrillary tangles are one of the characteristic structural abnormalities found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease patients. Upon autopsy, the presence of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles is used to positively diagnose Alzheimer's disease.

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