What is Prion Disease? - Symptoms & Treatment


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What is a prion?

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1. Which of the following is a symptom of prion disease?

2. What is the formal name for all prion diseases in humans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you gauge your knowledge of prion disease and how it develops. You will need to know symptoms of this disease in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • Formal names of prion diseases
  • Symptoms of prion disease
  • Definition of prion
  • How TSE diseases are treated

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the definition of prion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about symptoms of prion disease
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can interpret the formal names of these diseases

Additional Learning

To learn more about prion diseases, review the lesson on What is Prion Disease? - Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson will help you:

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  • Identify symptoms of TSE
  • Understand how prion disease can be transmitted to humans
  • Examine treatments plans and cures being researched for prion disease