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CJD British & World English

Short for Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease.

CJD New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease British & World English

A fatal degenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain, causing mental, physical, and sensory disturbances such as dementia and seizures. It is believed to be caused by prions and hence to be related to BSE and other spongiform encephalopathies such as kuru and scrapie