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Huntington's chorea

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noun Pathology.
  1. 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.

Origin of Huntington's chorea

named after George S. Huntington (1850–1916), U.S. physician, who described it in 1872
Also called Huntington's disease.
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British Dictionary definitions for huntington's disease

Huntington's disease

  1. a rare hereditary type of chorea, marked by involuntary jerky movements, impaired speech, and increasing dementiaFormer name: Huntington's chorea

Word Origin

C19: named after George Huntington (1850–1916), US neurologist
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Word Origin and History for huntington's disease

Huntington's chorea

also Huntington's disease, 1889, named for U.S. neurologist George Huntington (1851-1916), who described it in 1872.

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huntington's disease in Medicine

Huntington's disease

  1. hereditary chorea

Huntington's chorea

  1. hereditary chorea