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secondary amyloidosis

secondary amyloidosis in Medicine

secondary amyloidosis n.
Amyloidosis that occurs in association with another chronic disease and is characterized by the deposition of amyloid in fibrous connective tissue, especially in the spleen, liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, and arterioles.

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