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Amyloid

an abnormal protein that can build up in tissues and organs

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Amyloidosis

a rare disease in which an abnormal protein called amyloid builds up in tissues and organs

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Antibody

a protein produced by the immune system to protect against toxins and infecting organisms

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Autosomal dominant

an inheritance pattern in which someone with a mutated gene has a 50% chance of passing the gene on to their children

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Cardiomyopathy

disease of the heart muscle that makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood

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Chylomicron

a droplet of fat in the blood used to package and transport triglycerides from the gut to other organs in the body

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