huntingtons disease

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 disease (ˈhʌntɪŋtən)
 
n
Former name: Huntington's chorea a rare hereditary type of chorea, marked by involuntary jerky movements, impaired speech, and increasing dementia
 
[C19: named after George Huntington (1850--1916), US neurologist]

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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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