Definition of TSE

transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

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“TSE.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/TSE. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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TSE

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Medical Definition of TSE

: 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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