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Amyloid plaque

Abnormal cluster of dead and dying nerve cells, other brain cells, and amyloid protein fragments. Amyloid plaques are one of the characteristic structural abnormalities found in the brains of individuals with Alzheimer's. Upon autopsy, the presence of amyloid plaques is used to positively diagnose Alzheimer's disease.

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