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Tourette's syndrome

[too-rets] /tʊˈrɛts/
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 called Tourette's disease.
Origin of Tourette's syndrome
after Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857-1904), French neurologist, who described it in 1885 Unabridged
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tourettes disease in Medicine

Tourette's syndrome Tou·rette's syndrome (tu-rěts') or Tou·rette syndrome (-rět')
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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