PRION DISEASE

One of a group of neurodegenerative diseases caused by prions, which are self-replicating abnormal proteins in the brain. Symptoms of prion disease include many motor abnormalities including stumbling, lack of coordination, tremors and jerky movements. Some of the more well-known human varieties include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome.

PRION DISEASE: "Prion disease is also known as spongiformencephaloptahy."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRION DISEASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prion-disease/ (accessed October 23, 2020).
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