Asked by Chelsea DeLuna on Feb 18, 2024

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Which of the following brain abnormalities did Alois Alzheimer observe during an autopsy of a 51-year-old patient who had displayed severe memory loss and disorientation in the four years prior to her death?

A) Plaques
B) Amyloids
C) Neurofibrillary tangles
D) Clogged mesolimbic pathways

Plaques

Deposits of amyloid protein that accumulate in the extracellular spaces of the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, and other forebrain structures in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Understanding the brain abnormalities observed by Alois Alzheimer during the autopsy of a 51-year-old patient with severe memory loss and disorientation.
  • Recognizing the significance of plaques in relation to Alzheimer's disease.
  • Understanding the role of amyloids in the development of Alzheimer's disease.
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Stephen Maguire

Feb 18, 2024

Final Answer :
C
Explanation :
Alois Alzheimer observed the presence of neurofibrillary tangles in the brain of the 51-year-old patient during the autopsy.