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BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy)

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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disease (encephalopathy) in cattle that causes a spongy degeneration in the brain and spinal cord. (Wikipedia)

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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Mad cow disease

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