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Definition of the noun kuru

What does kuru mean as a name of something?

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

noun

  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.

Places

  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.

Group

Kuru is a musical group.

There are other groups with Kuru in their name, like Uttara-kuru.

Music

"Kuru" is a musical album of Mushroom Giant.

Miscellanea

  1. Kuru a.k.a. Khuru is a traditional Bhutanese sport. It involves throwing darts outdoors with a target approximately 20 metres.
  2. 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.

Phrases with Kuru

  1. Grammomys Kuru
  2. Polynemus Kuru
  3. Polydactylus Kuru

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for 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 previewThe Science of Heroes (2008)

The Real-Life Possibilities Behind the Hit TV Show by Yvonne Carts-Powell

And although the Fore did cook the dead before eating them, they still got a mysterious disease called kuru. Kuru is a horrible and bizarre disease. Victims suffered progressive neurological degeneration: first muscle weakness, then dementia, ...

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 previewAn Anthropology of Biomedicine (2011)

by Margaret Lock, Vinh-Kim Nguyen

Kuru is a dramatic example of.

Google previewThe History of the Alphabet (1899)

An Account of the Origin and Development of Letters by Isaac Taylor

The Persian word kuru is the translation of the Turanian and Semitic words. Hence in the Persian alphabet the character () stands for the letter Á when followed by u. Another curious instance is afforded by the Persian E, g(u), the initial sound ...

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 previewLadák ... with notices of the surrounding countries (1854)

by Alexander Cunningham (sir.)

* Kuru is the Tarkandi name for the " ingot REVENUE. 269 .

Google previewe-Study Guide for Medical Geography, textbook by Melinda S. Meade (2013)

Medicine, Medicine by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

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

Google previewMedical Microbiology (2011)

by F. H. Kayser, K. A. Bienz, J. Eckert

Kuru is a disease that was spread in New Guinea ...

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 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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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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