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neuropathology

 [noor″o-pah-thol´o-je]
pathology of the nervous system.

neu·ro·pa·thol·o·gy

(nū'rō-pa-thol'ŏ-jē),
1. Pathology of the nervous system.
2. That branch of pathology concerned with the nervous system.

neuropathology

(no͝or′ō-pə-thŏl′ə-jē, nyo͝or′-)
n.
The scientific study of diseases of the nervous system.

neu′ro·path′o·log′ic (-păth′ə-lŏj′ĭk), neu′ro·path′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
neu′ro·pa·thol′o·gist n.

neuropathology

The subspecialty in histopathology dedicated to the study of the diseases of the (central and peripheral) nervous system.

neu·ro·pa·thol·o·gy

(nūr'ō-pă-thol'ŏ-jē)
1. Disease state involving the nervous system.
2. That branch of pathology concerned with the nervous system.

neuropathology

The study of disease changes occurring in the tissues of the nervous system.
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In a new study, therefore, the association of statin use and the specific neuropathologic outcomes associated with Alzheimer disease (AD)--neurofibrillary tangles and neuritic plaques--were evaluated in patients who underwent brain autopsy.
Several neuropathologic subtypes of AD have been described, depending principally on the cortical regions most affected by neuronal loss, and the rates of disease progression may vary among them (4).
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Consistent with the inability of IHC or high sensitivity immunoblotting to detect pathologic PrP in the brains of inoculated mice, neuropathologic examination of the brain showed no difference in spongiform change or gliosis from that observed in the brains of age-matched control mice (data not shown).