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Definition of the noun kuru

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noun - plural: kurus

  1. a progressive disease of the central nervous system marked by increasing lack of coordination and advancing to paralysis and death within a year of the appearance of symptoms; thought to have been transmitted by cannibalistic consumption of diseased brain tissue since the disease virtually disappeared when cannibalism was abandoned

Alternative definition of the noun kuru


  1. A chronic, progressive, fatal central nervous system disease found mainly among the Fore and neighboring peoples of New Guinea, caused by a prion that probably resembles the scrapie agent of sheep, transmissible to nonhuman primates, and believed to be transmitted by ritual cannibalism.


  1. Kuru is located on the Jos Plateau in north-central Nigeria commonly referred as the middle belt region of Nigeria. Located about 20 km to Jos on the Jos-Abuja highway in Plateau State. Kuru is a conglomerate of other small semi - developed villages, hamlets and households not too far from one another.
    • also known as Kuru, Nigeria
    • part of Nigeria
  2. Kuru a.k.a. Kuru, Ida-Viru County: Kuru is a village in Iisaku Parish, Ida-Viru County in northeastern Estonia.

There are other places with in their name, like Kuru Kururu.


Kuru is a musical group.


"Kuru" is a musical album of Mushroom Giant.


  1. Kuru a.k.a. Khuru is a traditional Bhutanese sport. It involves throwing darts outdoors with a target approximately 20 metres.
  2. Kuru was the name of an Indo-Aryan kshatriya tribe and their kingdom in the Vedic period of India, and later a republican Mahajanapada state. Their kingdom was located in the area of modern Haryana and Delhi. They formed the first political center of the Indo-Aryans after the Rigvedic period, and after their emergence from the Punjab, and it was there that the codification and redaction of the Vedic texts began. Archaeologically, they most likely correspond to the black and red ware culture of the 12th to 9th centuries BC. At this time, iron first appears in western India. Iron is still absent from the Rigvedic hymns, and makes its first appearance as "black metal" in the Atharvaveda.

Phrases with Kuru

  1. Traubia Kuru
  2. Grammomys Kuru
  3. Polynemus Kuru
  4. Polydactylus Kuru
  5. Species Polynemus Kuru

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Google previewCase-Based Neurology (2011)

by Anuradha Singh MD

Kuru is a form of transmissible CJD that is now mainly of historical interest, as the cessation of cannibalism has ended the disease. It was a disease of the Fore people in New Guinea, affecting predominantly women and children, who would ...

Google previewThe Merck Manual Home Health Handbook (2011)

by Merck

Kuru is a prion disease that causes rapid deterioration ofmentalfunction and loss of muscle coordination.

Google previewTextbook of Medical Virology (2014)

by Erik Lycke, Erling Norrby

Kuru is a remarkable degenerative disease in the central nervous system which occurs amongst the Fore tribe in New Guinea. In the language of this people 'kuru' means to tremble and tremor is an important symptom of the disease.

Google previewHandbook of Neurosurgery (2010)

by Mark S. Greenberg

Kuru is a subacute, uniformly fatal disease involving cerebellar degeneration (the word “kuru” means “to tremble” in the local language"P"). Most noniatrogenically transmitted cases of CJD occur in patients > 50 yrs old, and is rare in age & 30.

Google previewNeurobiology of Brain Disorders (2014)

Biological Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders by Michael J. Zigmond, Joseph T. Coyle, Lewis P. Rowland

Kuru is an always fatal cerebellar ataxia accompanied by tremor and choreiform and athetoid movements. In contrast to the neuropathological picture, it is remarkably uniform in clinical signs, symptoms, and evolution. The progressive ...

Google previewPsychiatry Test Preparation and Review Manual (2013)

Expert Consult - Online by J Clive Spiegel, John M. Kenny

Kuru is the prion disease endemic to the cannibalistic Fore people. The clinical presentation is that of progressive cerebellar ataxia. The progressive disease course generally leads to death in about twelve months from initial onset.

Google previewNeuropathology (2011)

by Richard A. Prayson

Kuru is a disorder confined to the Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea and is thought to be transmitted via ritualistic cannibalism. This disease is largely extinct; ...

Google previewCalcutta Review (1849)

The extreme northern division, which is situated on the north of the Sringavan mountains is called Kuru; and that lying on the south of Himalaya, or the extreme southern division, is the well known Bharata Varsha. These countries are said to ...

Google previewPrimitive Religions (1891)

Being an Introduction to the Study of Religions, with an Account of the Religious Beliefs of Uncivilised Peoples, Confucianism, Taoism (China), and Shintoism (Japan) by George Thomas Bettany

Oma- kuru is a sort of deity who gives or withholds rain. They have a vast number of small superstitions, and believe firmly in witchcraft and amulets. They bring provisions to the grave of a deceased friend, beseeching him to eat,' ideas of ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft, textbook by Rebecca Stein (2013)

Anthropology, Anthropology by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Kuru: Kuru is an incurable degenerative neurological disorder ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania (2009)

by Barbara A. West

kuru location: Northern India, especially the GangesYamuna Doab time period: Possibly 1500 to 500 b.c.e . ancestry: IndoAryan language: Probably postRigvedic Sanskritb kushAns location: The north of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central ...

Google previewA Dictionary, Canarese and English (1858)

By the Rev. W. Reeve. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged by Daniel Sanderson by W. Reeve

Bodo kuru, s. A country beyond the northernmost range of mountains, extending to the frozen ocean. 2. a proper name, sovereign of the north west of India, or the country about Delhi, and ancestor of both Pandu and Dhritarashtra. voc, *o::c.

Google previewA Maldivian Dictionary (2003)

by Christopher Hanby Baillie Reynolds

kuru, shoots] 2. n. front; kuriyar aranii, comes forward, comes to the front: reehekgai fahatun ais kuriyar erum, overtaking in a race: kuriyar tibbevi, prominent (of people): kuri- aranii, ...

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