transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

noun

Definition of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

: prion disease abbreviation TSE

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1990


Medical Dictionary

transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

noun

medical Definition of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

: 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-News29 Aug. 1997
called also TSE

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