Amyloidosis - Glossary

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Glossary

Biopsy: A procedure used for extracting cells or tissue samples from the body to examine for the presence or extent of progression of a disease.

Bone Marrow: The inner, spongy tissue of large bones where red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets and made.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Condition caused by compression of median nerve at the wrist often from repetitive motion.

Chemotherapy: A type of cancer treatment that uses a single or a combination of anti-cancer drugs.

Dialysis: A procedure that removes toxic waste products from the blood in a patient having kidney failure.

Immunohistochemistry (IHC): A immunological examination of tissue samples by microscopy after treating with antibodies that attach to specific proteins in the tissue, which helps in disease detection

Multiple Myeloma: Cancer that arises in plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies).

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