tourette's disease

Tourette's syndrome

[too-rets]
noun Pathology.
a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent involuntary movements, including multiple neck jerks and sometimes vocal tics, as grunts, barks, or words, especially obscenities.
Also, Tourette syndrome.
Also called Tourette's disease.


Origin:
after Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857–1904), French neurologist, who described it in 1885

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Tourette's syndrome Tou·rette's syndrome (tu-rěts') or Tou·rette syndrome (-rět')
n.
A severe neurological disorder characterized by multiple facial and other body tics, usually beginning in childhood or adolescence and often accompanied by grunts and compulsive utterances, as of interjections and obscenities. Also called Gilles de la tourette's disease.

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Tourette's syndrome (t-rěts') or Tourette syndrome   (t-rěts')
A neurological disorder characterized by multiple facial and other body tics, usually beginning in childhood or adolescence and often accompanied by grunts and compulsive utterances, such as interjections or obscenities. It is named for its discoverer, French neurologist Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857-1904).
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