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Lewy Bodies

"Lewy Bodies" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lewy Bodies" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lewy Bodies" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 72 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2000
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