transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

noun

Definition of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

  1. :  prion disease —abbreviation TSE

First Known Use of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

1990


Medical Dictionary

transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

noun

Medical Definition of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

  1. :  prion disease The transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs)—a very unusual group of neurodegenerative diseases involving microscopic holes in the brain—affect both humans and animals.—Bette Hileman, Chemical & Engineering News, 9 Apr. 2001 In the last four years, 11 cases of a human form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, have been diagnosed in rural western Kentucky …—The Springfield (Massachusetts) Union-News, 29 Aug. 1997—called also TSE


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