Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are a complex group of progressive, neurodegenerative disorders that affect a variety of animal species, including humans. The TSEs are unique among the neurodegenerative disorders in that they are transmissible. The different TSEs are characterized by a relatively long incubation period (months to years) and are always fatal. © 2008

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationxPharm: The Comprehensive Pharmacology Reference
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780080552323
Publication statusPublished - 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

Cite this

Kincaid, A. (2011). Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. In xPharm: The Comprehensive Pharmacology Reference (pp. 1-5). Elsevier Inc..