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TSE

abbreviation

Definition of TSE

  1. transmissible spongiform encephalopathy




Medical Dictionary

TSE

abbreviation or noun

Medical Definition of TSE

  1. :  transmissible spongiform encephalopathy <The causative agent of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) or prion diseases, which include sheep scrapie, mad cow disease, and human variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), is still hotly debated.—Suzette A. Priola et al., Science, 9 May 2003> <While the methods of transmission of TSEs are not well understood … the effects of the diseases are the same whether the victim is sheep, deer, cow or human. The brain slowly erodes, with holes developing that give the organ a “spongy” appearance …—Shannon Thompkins, The Houston Chronicle, 2 June 2002>




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