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fa·mil·i·al am·y·loid neu·rop·a·thy[MIM*105120, various kinds]
a disorder in which various peripheral nerves are infiltrated with amyloid and their functions disturbed; an abnormal prealbumin is also formed and is present in the blood; characteristically, it begins during midlife and is found largely in patients of Portuguese descent; autosomal dominant inheritance. Other rare clinical types occur.
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hereditary amyloidosisMetabolic disease Any of the usually AD conditions caused by tissue accumulation of defective amyloid proteins in the brain, heart and kidneys. See Amyloidosis.
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