Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

noun
Creutz·​feldt-Ja·​kob disease | \ ˈkrȯits-ˌfelt-ˈyä-(ˌ)kōb- How to pronounce Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Creutzfeld-Jakob disease

Definition of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

: a rare progressive fatal encephalopathy caused by a prion and marked by development of porous brain tissue, premature dementia in middle age, and gradual loss of muscular coordination

First Known Use of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Hans G. Creutzfeldt †1964 German psychiatrist and Alfons M. Jakob †1931 German psychiatrist

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The first known use of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease was in 1963

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“Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Creutzfeldt-Jakob%20disease. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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How to pronounce Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

medical : a disease of the brain that causes people to lose their memory, to no longer be able to control their muscles, and eventually to die

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

noun
Creutz·​feldt-Ja·​kob disease
variants: also Creutzfeld-Jakob disease \ ˌkrȯits-​ˌfelt-​ˌyä-​(ˌ)kōb-​ How to pronounce Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (audio) \

Medical Definition of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

: a rare progressive fatal prion disease marked by the development of porous brain tissue, premature dementia in middle age, and gradual loss of muscular coordination abbreviation CJD

called also Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease

— see variant creutzfeldt-jakob disease

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