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Disease Name: Alzheimer's Disease
Other Names: AD




Clinical: Familial and sporadic forms of dementia characterized by prominent amnestic syndrome
Neuropathological: Frontal, parietal and temporal atrophy.  Differentially distributed neuritic plaques and tangles with disposition of Aß amyloid

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Aß amyloid



Diagnostic Neuropathological Features: Neurofibrillary tangles, plaques, granulovacuolar degeneration