Lewy bodies

/ (ˈluːɪ) /

pl n

abnormal proteins that occur in the nerve cells of the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia, causing Parkinson's disease and dementia

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Word Origin for Lewy bodies

C20: named after F. H. Lewy (1885–1950), German neurologist
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