prion disease

noun
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

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

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1986

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prion disease

noun

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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