Lewy bodies

Lewy bodies
F. H. Lewy (1885-1950), German neurologist

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concentrically laminated intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies consisting of α-synuclein, seen in neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson disease and multiple system atrophy.

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