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Disease Wasting Disease, Chronic

Name Wasting Disease, Chronic
Synonym Chronic Wasting Disease
Definition A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (prion disease) of DEER and elk characterized by chronic weight loss leading to death. It is thought to spread by direct contact between animals or through environmental contamination with the prion protein (PRIONS).
Categories Animal disease | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D034081
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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Prion Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Wasting Disease, Chronic
2. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurodegenerative Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Prion Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Wasting Disease, Chronic
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