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prion disease

prion disease

noun

Definition of PRION DISEASE

:  any of a group of spongiform encephalopathies that are caused by prions and that include bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, kuru, scrapie, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease —called also transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

First Known Use of PRION DISEASE

1986

prion disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRION DISEASE

:  any of a group of spongiform encephalopathies that are caused and transmitted by prions and that include bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, fatal familial insomnia, Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome, kuru, scrapie, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease—called also transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

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