- prion proteins
- proteinaceous infectious particle
- PrP proteins
- Small proteinaceous infectious particle that lacks nucleic acids; pathogen of animals, and apparently man.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A protein particle that lacks nucleic acid and has been implicated as the cause of various neurodegenerative diseases (as scrapie, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.