mad cow disease


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mad cow disease

mad cow disease

n
(Veterinary Science) an informal name for BSE

mad′ cow′ disease`


n.
[1985–90]

mad cow disease

(măd)
A disease of cattle in which the tissues of the brain deteriorate and take on a spongy appearance, resulting in abnormal behaviors and loss of muscle control. Mad cow disease is thought to be caused by infection-causing agents called prions. A form of the disease is thought to be transmitted to humans through the eating of infected meat. Also called bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mad cow disease - a fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous systemmad cow disease - a fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous system; causes staggering and agitation
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
Translations
جنون البقرمَرَض البَقَرَه المَجْنونَه
nemoc šílených krav
kogalskabkvægsygdommen BSE
maladie de la vache folle
מחלת הפרה המשוגעת
kergemarhakór
狂牛病
광우병
gekke-koeienziekte
choroba szalonych krów
choroba šialených kráv
galna kosjukan
deli dana hastalığı

mad cow disease

mad cow disease

nencefalite f bovina spongiforme

mad

(mӕd) adjective
1. mentally disturbed or insane. Ophelia went mad; You must be mad.
2. (sometimes with at or with) very angry. She was mad at me for losing my keys.
3. (with about) having a great liking or desire for. I'm just mad about Harry.
ˈmadly adverb
ˈmadness noun
ˈmadden verb
to make mad or very angry. The animal was maddened by the pain.
ˈmaddening adjective
likely to cause anger. maddening delays.
ˈmaddeningly adverb
ˈmadmanplural ˈmadmen: feminine ˈmadwoman plural ˈmadwomen noun
a person who is insane. He drove/fought like a madman.
mad ˈcow disease noun
a fatal disease of cattle, which can affect also humans who eat meat from infected cattle.
like mad
wildly, desperately, very quickly etc. struggling/trying/running like mad.
References in periodicals archive ?
Mad cow disease can be described as "a transmissible, slowly progressive, degenerative, and fatal disease affecting the central nervous system of adult cattle," according to health news website (http://www.webmd.com/brain/mad-cow-disease-basics#1) WebMD .
Abdulezel Dogani, Deputy Director of the Food and Veterinary Agency, stressed that the mad cow disease can be confirmed solely when the animal is killed and once it is confirmed, by all European and world standards, the meat cannot be sold either at home or abroad.
The first case of mad cow disease in Japan was reported in 2001.
The inspectors might not be able to visit a California farm where the latest case of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), was found, because the farm has yet to approve such a visit, the ministry said in a statement.
Attorneys for USDA argued that the same rapid test kits used by the agency to screen for mad cow disease are "worthless" when used by a private company.
From 2001 to 2007, the number of cases of mad cow disease plummeted from 2,164 to 149, notes the EFSA.
In December 2003, inspectors in Washington state discovered the first domestic case of mad cow disease (the animal was later determined to be from Canada).
That rating is reserved for countries with the smallest risk for mad cow disease. Next best, and the rating U.S.
Infectious proteins called prions cause mad cow disease, scrapie in sheep, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in people.
The spread of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or "mad cow disease," is the most prominent mantra of the USDA when promoting the NAIS.
case of mad cow disease prompted a ban it had only recently lifted.
Oprah's exposure of the issue, and the attendant reaction, placed "mad cow disease" on Americans' radar screens.