bovine spongiform encephalopathy

(redirected from Mad-cow disease)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.

bovine spongiform encephalopathy

n. Abbr. BSE
A fatal degenerative brain disease of cattle, caused by a prion that can be transmitted to humans who consume infected beef. Also called mad cow disease.

bovine spongiform encephalopathy

n
(Veterinary Science) the full name for BSE

bo′vine spon′gi•form encephalop′athy

(ˈspʌn dʒəˌfɔrm)
n.
a fatal dementia of cattle, thought to be caused by the prion proteins implicated in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Also called mad cow disease.
[1985–90]

bovine spon·gi·form en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

(spŭn′jĭ-fôrm′ ĕn-sĕf′ə-lŏp′ə-thē)
Translations
جنون البقر
nemoc šílených krav
bsekogalskab
encefalopatía espongiforme bovina
encéphalopathie spongiforme bovine
Encephalopathia spongiforme bovin
encefalopatia spongiforme bovina
牛海綿状脳症
광우병
encephalopathia spongiformis bovina
galvijų kempiškoji encefalopatijakempinligė
boviene spongiforme encefalopathiedollekoeienziektegekkekoeienziekte
gąbczasta encefalopatia bydła
choroba šialených kráv
References in periodicals archive ?
beef shipments to Japan could resume within weeks under a new agreement, but the Bush administration cautioned Wednesday that the deal to restore trade interrupted by mad-cow disease concerns in Japan could still fall through.
beef, acted swiftly on news of the mad-cow disease from the U.
China on Thursday designated Japan as a country infected by mad-cow disease, the Xinhua news agency said.
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo urged Filipinos on Tuesday to eat local meat products due to worries about imported meat being infected with mad-cow disease.
Specifically, participants will focus on prions, the infectious proteins thought to be responsible for mad-cow disease and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), and precautionary and detection measures used in the production of plasma-derived therapies.