Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

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Medical Definition of Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy: One of a number of progressive neurodegenerative disorders in animals and humans caused by similar uncharacterized agents that produce spongiform changes in the brain.

Specific examples of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies include:


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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