from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A fatal degenerative disease of the brain, caused by a prion and marked by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control.
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- noun pathology, neurology A
rare, progressive, currently fatal diseaseof the nervous system, characterized by dementiaand loss of muscle control. A priondisease, apparently transmissible from animals to humans by eating infected tissue, as well as from tissue interchanges among humans (corneal transplants, blood transfusions).
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Hans G. Creutzfeld, (1883–1964) and Alfons M., Jakob, (1884–1931), German psychiatrists.]
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Named after Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt and Alfons Maria Jakob.
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