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Definition of the noun kuru
What does kuru mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: kurus
- 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
- 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.
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
Kuru is a musical group.
- album: "Jälki"
- official website: kuruband.com
There are other groups with Kuru in their name, like Uttara-kuru.
"Kuru" is a musical album of Mushroom Giant.
- Kuru a.k.a. Khuru is a traditional Bhutanese sport. It involves throwing darts outdoors with a target approximately 20 metres.
- Kuru a.k.a. Kuru, Ida-Viru County: Kuru is a village in Iisaku Parish, Ida-Viru County in northeastern Estonia.
- Kuru: Ку́ру — название индоарийского племени кшатриев и управляемого ими государства, существовавшего в ведийский период в Индии и позднее ставшего одной из Махаджанапад. Царство Куру располагалось в районе современных Харьяны и Дели и было первым политическим центром индоариев после ригведийского периода. Именно здесь началась кодификация и редактирование ведийских текстов. По мнению большинства учёных, период царства Куру соответствует периоду археологической культуры чёрной и красной керамики. Считается, что именно в это время на Индийском субконтиненте появилось железо, впервые упоминаемое как «чёрный метал» в «Атхарваведе». В той же Веде Парикшита называют «царём Куру». Сын Парикшита, Джанамеджая, упоминается в «Шатапатха-брахмане» и «Айтарея-брахмане». Царство Куру также часто упоминаются в поздневедийской литературе.
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by J. Robin Harris
Kuru is an invariably fatal cerebellar ataxia accompanied by tremor, choreiform and athetoid movements; it is remarkably uniform in clinical signs, symptoms and evolution. The progressive dementia that is so characteristic of sporadic CJD, ...
Neurodegenerative Diseases (2012)
by Shamim I. Ahmad
CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS Kuru is an invariably fatal cerebellar ataxia accompanied by tremor, choreifonn and athetoid movements (Fig. 1). In contrast to the neuropathological picture, it is remarkably uniform in clinical signs, symptoms ...
by Frank Spencer
Kuru is a neurological disease occurring in the eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea that presents a compelling case in the history of the human and the medical sciences. The people most affected ...
by Scott W. Atlas
Kuru is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized primarily by cerebellar ataxia . Kuru was quite common in the first half of the twentieth century in members of the Fore linguistic group living in the eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea.
Global Challenges by Allen D. Hertzke
Kuru is the chair of APSA's Religion and Politics Section. ROMAN LUNKIN, a sociologist of religion, is a senior researcher at the Institute of Europe Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; president of the Guild of Experts on Religion and Law, ...
Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures - by Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember
Kuru is a disease of the central nervous system that is progressive and always fatal. Major symptoms progress from a slight unsteadiness when standing and walking to severe tremors and the inability to walk without total support. Eventually ...
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 ...
by Chad A. Noggle, Raymond S. Dean, Arthur MacNeill Horton
Kuru: Clinical, pathological and epidemiological study of an acute ...
by Carrick Devine, M. Dikeman
KuruKuru Kuru is a condition confined to highland New Guineans in the mountainous interior of Papua New Guinea and is believed to result from ritualistic cannibalism. The brain of deceased kin was eaten by women and children and the ...
by Suresh Kant Sharma
prasaraya dharmadhvajam prapuraya dharmasankham pratadaya dharmadundubhim dharmam kuru, dharmam kuru, dharmam ...
by Carol Turkington, Joseph Harris
kuru 179 the interaction of chronic alcohol abuse and a thiamine deficiency brought on by the poor diet typical of chronic alcoholics. Korsakoff syndrome occurs in a wide variety of toxic and infectious brain illnesses, as well as in association ...
by Brian W.J. Mahy, Marc H.V. van Regenmortel
Kuru is a fatal ataxic disease that was first described in the 1950s among the Fore tribe of the highlands of Papua New...
In 1963, Gajdusek and colleagues successfully transmitted kuru by inoculating kuru brain tissue intracerebrally into ...
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Scrabble value of K5U1R1U1
The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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