Neurological Terms beginning with L

Glossary of neurological terms
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Lewy bodies search for term

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 search for term

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) search for term

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.