Origin of chorea
Examples from the Web for chorea
Historical Examples of chorea
Sometimes he was seized by a fit of chorea, followed by deep sleep.Criminal Man
This was one of the most severe and obstinate cases of chorea that I have ever met with.The Electric Bath
George M. Schweig
Internally, it has been occasionally given in hooping-cough, chorea, and a few other nervous diseases.
Every one who had seen her considered the condition as chorea.
In the opinion of many, Bergeron's chorea is secondary to gastric disturbance.
Word Origin for chorea
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.