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Definition: 'Tauopathies'

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tauopathies

Type: Term

Pronunciation: taw-op′ă-thēz

Definitions:
1. A group of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by accumulation of tau (τ) protein in the brain. Includes Alzheimer disease, Pick disease, corticobasal degeneration, and other related disorders.



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