- Lewy bodies
abnormal spherical masses of protein that develop inside nerve cells. Lewy bodies are associated with Parkinson’s disease as well as dementia. see article on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
- long-term potentiation
a process of synaptic modification, by which stimulated synapses become more effective; thought to be key to the forming of declarative memory.
- low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP-1)
is a protein that rapidly shuttles beta amyloid out of the brain and across the blood-brain barrier to the body, where it breaks down into harmless waste products. Mouse studies have revealed that a decrease in LRP-1 is normal with aging.
Glossary of neurological terms
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