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The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Shortly before Williams died, doctors were preparing to test him for Lewy body dementia or other neurological complications of the disease.
Professor McKeith is founding president of the Lewy Body Society, an organisation set up to support research into the disease, raise awareness and to educate the public, medical professionals and those in healthcare decision-making positions.
Based on 11 autopsied cases with the diffuse type of LBD, we also proposed the term "diffuse Lewy body disease (DLBD)" in 1984.
These systems diagnose the severity of Lewy body disease based on where Lewy bodies proliferate and spread.
Visual hallucinations treated with the reinitiation of memantine in a patient with Lewy body dementia.
Moussa is planning a phase II clinical trial in participants who have been diagnosed with disorders that feature build-up of alpha Synuclein, including Lewy body dementia, Parkinson's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and multiple system atrophy (MSA).
The investigators used both clinical diagnoses and histopathology to identify patients as having Alzheimer's disease without Lewy bodies (244), Alzheimer's with Lewy bodies (224), pure Lewy body dementia (91), or Parkinson's dementia without Alzheimer's neuropathology (81).
BELL-DAVIES - DR DAVID EDWARD The family of the late Dr Edward Bell-Davies of Deganwy , former partner of Mostyn Hse, M.P., Llandudno wish to thank everyone for their sympathy and kindness and for the generous donations towards the Lewy Body Society.
These may be due to age-related decline in dopaminergic activity, incidental Lewy body disease, degenerative pathologies (early PD and Alzheimer's disease) or vascular pathology.
Twenty-seven European and North American academics and practitioners contribute 19 chapters offering mental health professionals as well as general practitioners and students an up-to-date discussion of new evidences from basic and clinical sciences concerning four major dementing illnesses likely to be encountered in a daily practice: Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body disease, and frontotemporal dementia.
Of these, 14 developed Parkinson's disease, and seven developed Lewy body dementia, marked by the appearance of Lewy bodies--abnormal protein deposits--in the brain.
Of those, 14 developed Parkinson's, seven developed a rare form of dementia called Lewy body dementia and five standard dementia.