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A recently identified form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease believed to be caused by eating meat from cattle affected by "mad cow disease" (bovine spongiform encephalopathy). VCJD tends to appear in much younger individuals than those affected by sporadic or inherited Creutzfeldt-Jakob.
Variant Creuzfeldt-Jakob Disease (VCJD)
A small pouch or pouch-like structure (sac). Vesicles in nerve cell axons contain neurotransmitters.
Various substances found in plants and animals that are required for life-sustaining processes.