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1. Bovine
Relating to, affecting, resembling or derived from a cow or bull.

2. Bovine somatotropin (bovine growth hormone, bST, BGH)
A growth hormone found in cattle; a version of this hormone is also found in all mammals, including humans. Injections of this hormone dramatically increase the milk production of lactating cows. In past years, the hormone was very expensive because it could only be taken from slaughtered cows, but in the early '90s researchers learned how to genetically engineered the bacterium E. coli to produce it. Now, many dairy producers use the hormone, but the practice is controversial because the use of bST may increase the incidence of mastitis (udder infection) in cows, and the long-term human health effects of the slightly increased hormone levels in the milk from treated cows have not been established. See also porcine somatotrophin .

3. Bovine spongiform encephalitis (BSE, bovine spongiform encephalopathy)
A neuro-degenerative disease found in domestic cattle which is related to a number of other similar diseases found in other animal species, including humans. The most well-known of these other diseases are scrapie, found in sheep, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease , found in humans. The family of diseases is caused by an abnormally-configured protein called a prion . The function of the protein in its normal configuration is not certain. The diseases are similar to Alzheimer's disease in humans, except the progressive loss of brain function is more rapid.

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