Best macular degeneration

Best disease.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Best disease (macular degeneration) — (best) [Franz Best, German ophthalmologist, 1878–1920] see under disease …   Medical dictionary

  • vitelliform macular degeneration — vitelline macular degeneration Best disease …   Medical dictionary

  • Best disease — an autosomal dominant form of macular degeneration characterized by the presence of an orange cystlike lesion resembling an egg yolk; this form does not progress to blindness. Called also Best macular degeneration or dystrophy and vitelliform… …   Medical dictionary

  • degeneration — 1. Deterioration; passing from a higher to a lower level or type. 2. A worsening of mental, physical, or moral qualities. 3. A retrogressive pathologic change in cells or tissues, in consequence of which their functions are often impaired or… …   Medical dictionary

  • degeneración macular congénita — Eng. Congenital macular degeneration Ver enfermedad de Best …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • degeneración macular viteliforme — Eng. Vitelliforme macular degeneration Ver enfermedad de Best …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • vitelliform degeneration — Best s disease degeneration of the macula of the eye that is inherited as a dominant characteristic and usually starts in childhood. There is widespread abnormality of retinal pigment epithelium (see retina) with the accumulation of a yellowish… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • degeneración viteliforme de Best — Eng. Vitelliform degeneration of Best Ver degeneración macular congénita …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • Bestrophin 1 — Bestrophin 1, also known as BEST1, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: BEST1 bestrophin 1| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=7439| accessdate = ] PBB Summary section title = summary …   Wikipedia

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