from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various diseases of the brain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any various condition affecting the brain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any disease or symptoms of disease referable to disorders of the brain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any disorder or disease of the brain
Mad cow disease, known also as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, is a disease that eats holes in the brains of cattle.
Experts ruled out rabies, botulism and bovine spongiform encephalopathy, aka mad cow disease, as causes of the encephalitis that led to the animal's spasm and collapse, Szentiks said.
During the session, Dr. Robert Stern of the Boston University School of Medicine said that the brains of all 12 deceased football players over the age of 25 studied by his group have had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease he likened to what is found in boxers.
Yet, when allegations surface that thousands of Americans have been knowingly infected by deadly bacteria and viruses (including E-coli, salmonella, MRSA, swine and bird flu & bovine spongiform encephalopathy aka "mad cow disease") as a result of the filthy conditions of and methods applied by factory farms, as depicted in Food, Inc. (see trailer below), the corporate titans at the base of the factory food chain, at most, face fines that can be written off as part of the cost of doing business.
But the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has many cases of normally developing children who developed seizure disorders and "encephalopathy" brain disease following vaccination.
And he found that 19 out of the 20 had some signs of a disease called traumatic encephalopathy which is an Alzheimer's like illness.
Sometimes of concussive level but even as less sub-concussive level and the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy which is this terrible, progressive dementia that afflicts some of our athletes.
Neurological disorders temporally associated with influenza vaccination, such as encephalopathy, optic neuritis/neuropathy, partial facial paralysis, and brachial plexus neuropathy, have been reported.
Metabolic disorders are usually associated with their own characteristic clinical features, as is Wernicke’s encephalopathy, which is almost always associated with nystagmus and often with ophthalmoplegias and peripheral neuropathy.
5.4 Limitations of Vaccine Effectiveness Neurological disorders temporally associated with influenza vaccination, such as encephalopathy, optic neuritis/neuropathy, partial facial paralysis, and brachial plexus neuropathy, have been reported.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.