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Alzheimer's Disease Related Terms

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  • Tangles

  • See neurofibrillary tangles.

  • Tau Protein

  • The major protein that makes up neurofibrillary tangles found in degenerating nerve cells. Tau is normally involved in maintaining the internal structure of the nerve cell. In Alzheimer’s disease, tau protein is abnormally processed.

  • Tissue

  • A group of similar cells that act together in the performance of a particular function.

  • Toxin

  • A substance that can cause illness, injury, or death. Toxins are produced by living organisms.

  • Trigger

  • An environmental or personal stimulus that sets off particular and sometimes challenging behavior.

  • Trustee

  • The individual or bank managing the assets of the living trust.

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