choreic symptoms have been produced by injecting granules of starch into the arteries entering the brain.
If they are superfluous and out of place, the absence of exaggeration or absurdity negatives their classification as choreic.
choreic patients are very irregular in their walk, as in all other movements.
Raymond quotes an instance of the disease being preceded by facial tic, and another associated with tremor and choreic movements.
The choreic shocks were found to be arrested by section of the sciatic nerve.
Unilateral implication of the pterygoids has been noted by Leube in a young girl who was also an hysteric and a choreic.
The choreic exhibits his movements in public, but the tiqueur seeks the seclusion of his own room.
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.