spongiform encephalopathy


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spongiform encephalopathy

n.
Any of a group of degenerative diseases of the brain characterized by the progressive formation of vacuoles in the cells of the cerebral cortex.
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Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSEs) or prion diseases are a group of invariably fatal conditions that affect central nervous system (CNS) and more specifically the brain and spinal cord.
The subject of the order is the delivery of tests for the diagnosis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and scrapie of sheep and goats (including atypical form) with accessories (pipet tips, test tubes, plates, bags, foils, etc.
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, commonly known as Mad Cow Disease, is a fatal disease that attacks the animal's brain and central nervous system.
Published in the August issue of the American Journal of Pathology, the study sought to find out more about the early incubation period of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, which is a fatal disease in cattle that causes portions of the cows' brains to turn sponge-like.
Identification of a second bovine amyloidotic spongiform encephalopathy: molecular similarities with sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
This government report on current and proposed safeguards against the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("Mad Cow Disease") focuses on measures introduced by the US Department of Agriculture and the FDA as a response to three documented cases in North America since 2003.
meatpacking companies to test their animals for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef based is intent on pursuing its right to privately test its cattle.
However, to avoid the risks of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and viruses from animal sources, such as avian influenza, customers want products made from non-animal sources.
Fittings have been developed in response to outbreaks of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy or "mad cow disease").
Recently, however, to avoid the risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) and viruses from animal sources such as avian influenza, a growing number of consumers prefer products made from non-animal sources.
Department of Agriculture's estimate of the prevalence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States.
CANADA'S FOOD INSPECTION Agency (CFIA) in April confirmed another case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) in British Columbia.