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Lewy Bodies MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Lewy Bodies
Tree Number(s)
A11.284.420.460
Unique ID
D016631
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016631
Annotation
LEWY BODY DISEASE is also available
Scope Note
Intracytoplasmic, eosinophilic, round to elongated inclusions found in vacuoles of injured or fragmented neurons. The presence of Lewy bodies is the histological marker of the degenerative changes in LEWY BODY DISEASE and PARKINSON DISEASE but they may be seen in other neurological conditions. They are typically found in the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus but they are also seen in the basal forebrain, hypothalamic nuclei, and neocortex.
Entry Term(s)
Lewy Body
Lewy Neurite
Lewy Neurites
Previous Indexing
Cellular Inclusions (1972-1991)
Cytoplasmic Granules (1966-1991)
See Also
Lewy Body Disease
Parkinson Disease
Synucleinopathies
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/01/25
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Lewy Bodies Preferred
Lewy Neurites Related
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