prion disease

noun

Definition of prion disease

  1. :  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

First Known Use of prion disease

1986


Medical Dictionary

prion disease

noun

Medical Definition of prion disease

  1. :  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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