Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome

noun
Gerst·​mann-Sträuss·​ler-Schein·​ker syndrome | \ ˈgerst-mən-ˈs(h)trȯis-lər-ˈshīŋ-kər- How to pronounce Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome (audio) \
variants: or Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease or Gerstmann-Sträussler syndrome

Medical Definition of Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome

: any of several rare fatal prion diseases that are inherited as autosomal dominant traits and are marked by progressive cognitive and motor impairment and by the accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brain

called also Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease, Gerstmann-Sträussler syndrome

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“Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Gerstmann-Str%C3%A4ussler-Scheinker%20syndrome. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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