CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE (CJD)

a quickly intensifying neurological illness inflicted by irregular prion proteins and marked by nonvoluntary muscle motions, ataxia, optical disruptions, dementia, and seizing episodes. Vacuoles develop in the gray matter within the brain and in the spinal cored too, presenting a sponge-like look overall- the prion protein is considered to result in the misfolding of other proteins, going on to the cellular pathology.

CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE (CJD): "Initial symptoms of CJD are sometimes confused with the more commonly heard of Turette's Syndrome."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE (CJD)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-cjd/ (accessed February 19, 2020).
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