huntingtons chorea

Huntington's chorea

noun Pathology.
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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Huntington's chorea
1889, named for U.S. neurologist George Huntington (1851-1916), who described it in 1872.
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Huntington's chorea Hun·ting·ton's chorea (hŭn'tĭng-tənz)
n.
See hereditary chorea.

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