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Huntington's chorea

noun, Pathology
1.
a hereditary disease of the central nervous system characterized by brain deterioration and loss of control over voluntary movements, the symptoms usually appearing in the fourth decade of life.
Also called Huntington's disease.
Origin
named after George S. Huntington (1850-1916), U.S. physician, who described it in 1872
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British Dictionary definitions for huntington's disease

Huntington's disease

/ˈhʌntɪŋtən/
noun
1.
a rare hereditary type of chorea, marked by involuntary jerky movements, impaired speech, and increasing dementia Former name Huntington's chorea
Word Origin
C19: named after George Huntington (1850–1916), US neurologist
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Word Origin and History for huntington's disease

Huntington's chorea

also Huntington's disease, 1889, named for U.S. neurologist George Huntington (1851-1916), who described it in 1872.

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huntington's disease in Medicine

Huntington's disease n.
See hereditary chorea.

Huntington's chorea Hun·ting·ton's chorea (hŭn'tĭng-tənz)
n.
See hereditary chorea.

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