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vCJD

abbreviation

Definition of vCJD

  1. variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease




Medical Dictionary

vCJD

abbreviation

Medical Definition of vCJD

  1. variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease <… the discovery in 1996 that mad-cow disease could cross the species barrier to inflict human beings with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). This disease is characterized by a progression of psychiatric and neurological symptoms that culminate in death …—Paul Brown, American Scientist, 1 July 2004>




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