chorea, hysteria, epilepsy, or mental derangements considered as resulting from the combination of several nervous diseases.
Every one who had seen her considered the condition as chorea.
It is sometimes used as an antispasmodic in hysteria, epilepsy and chorea.
The use of the gum lancet relieved the convulsion, and there was no return of the chorea.
Paralysis, muscular tremors, and chorea are also occasionally observed after attacks of typhoid fever.
Symptoms of a more grave character are sensations of fainting, chorea, and epileptic fits.
In her hand was a ticket to Weirs, and a small green slip entitling her to seat No. 12 in the parlor car "chorea."
In children especially they may give rise to more serious nervous symptoms, as epileptic fits and chorea.
It is certain that there is a close association between rheumatism in childhood and the common nervous affection known as chorea.
It is tonic and antispasmodic, and has been advantageously used in chorea, epilepsy, and other nervous and spasmodic affections.
1806, from Modern Latin chorea Sancti Viti "St. Vitus dance" (originally a mass hysteria in 15c. Europe characterized by uncontrolled dancing); from Latin chorea "a dance," from Greek khoreia "dance" (see chorus). Extension to the nerve disorder is from 1620s.
chorea cho·re·a (kô-rē'ə, kə-)
Irregular, spasmodic, involuntary movements of the limbs or facial muscles.