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Cerebral amyloid angiopathy

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Cerebral amyloid angiopathy

(Science: pathology) a condition where there is a deposition of amyloid (insoluble protein) in the walls of the arteries which supply the brain. This results in an increased risk of dementia and-or intracerebral haemorrhage. Cerebral amyloidosis or cerebral amyloid angiopathy, is a complication of primary amyloidosis.

Origin: gr. Pathos = disease