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Meaning of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Creutz'feldt-Ja'kob disease"

Pronunciation: (kroits'felt yä'kôp), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. a rare, usually fatal brain disorder caused by an unidentified pathogen and characterized by progressive dementia, blindness, and involuntary movements.
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