primary amyloidosis

n.

A rare form of amyloidosis that is sometimes hereditary and is characterized by amyloid deposits in the heart, tongue, gastrointestinal tract, and skeletal muscle.

Nearby words

  1. primary adhesion,
  2. primary adrenocortical insufficiency,
  3. primary alcohol,
  4. primary aldosteronism,
  5. primary amenorrhea,
  6. primary anesthetic,
  7. primary atelectasis,
  8. primary atypical pneumonia,
  9. primary beam,
  10. primary brain vesicle


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