bovine spongiform encephalopathy meaning

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Noun: bovine spongiform encephalopathy
  1. A fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous system; causes staggering and agitation
    - bovine spongiform encephalitis, BSE, mad cow disease

Type of: animal disease

Encyclopedia: Bovine spongiform encephalopathy


[Medicine]
A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of cattle associated with abnormal prion proteins in the brain. Affected animals develop excitability and salivation followed by ATAXIA. This disorder has been associated with consumption of SCRAPIE infected ruminant derived protein. This condition may be transmitted to humans,where it is referred to as variant or new variant CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME. (Vet Rec 1998 Jul 25;143(41):101-5)n : a progressive fatal disease of the central nervous system of adult domestic cattle that resembles scrapie of sheep and goats and is prob. caused by a prion transmitted by infected tissure in food —abbr. BSE called also mad cow disease

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