Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Creutz·feldt-Ja·kob disease

 (kroits′fĕlt-yä′kôp)
n. Abbr. CJD
A fatal degenerative disease of the brain, caused by a prion and marked by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control. Also called Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease.

[After Hans G. Creutzfeld (1883-1964) and Alfons M., Jakob (1884-1931), German psychiatrists.]
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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

(ˈkrɔɪtsfɛlt ˈjɑːkɒp)
n
(Pathology) pathol a fatal slow-developing disease that affects the central nervous system, characterized by mental deterioration and loss of coordination of the limbs. It is thought to be caused by an abnormal prion protein in the brain
[C20: named after Hans G. Creutzfeldt (1885–1964) and Alfons Jakob (1884–1931), German physicians]
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Creutz′feldt-Ja′kob disease`

(ˈkrɔɪts fɛltˈyɑ kɔp)
n.
a fatal degenerative disease of the human brain, thought to be caused by an abnormal, infectious form of cellular prion protein.
[1965–70; after German physicians Hans German. Creutzfeldt (1885–1964) and Alfons Jakob (1884–1931)]
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Noun1.Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - rare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus; characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control
brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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