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hereditary chorea

hereditary chorea in Medicine

hereditary chorea n.
A chronic disorder characterized by choreic movements in the face and extremities, accompanied by a gradual loss of the mental faculties ending in dementia. Also called Huntington's chorea, Huntington's disease.

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