amyloid degeneration n.
The degeneration of a tissue or an organ characterized by the infiltration of amyloid between cells and fibers. Also called waxy degeneration.
An enlarged spleen is often present, produced by the same conditions—by amyloid degeneration.
amyloid degeneration of the blood-vessels is a doubtful cause of hemorrhage.
amyloid degeneration represents no mere substitution, but an addition, since the affected tissue is increased in volume.
amyloid degeneration is often combined with wasting diseases, such as atrophy, tuberculosis and dropsy.
It is to their disturbance of function that the pathological importance of amyloid degeneration is to be especially attributed.