hereditary chorea


A chronic disorder characterized by choreic movements in the face and extremities, accompanied by a gradual loss of the mental faculties ending in dementia.Huntington's chorea Huntington's disease

Nearby words

  1. hereditarianism,
  2. hereditary,
  3. hereditary angioneurotic edema,
  4. hereditary cerebellar ataxia,
  5. hereditary cerebral leukodystrophy,
  6. hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia,
  7. hereditary hypertrophic neuropathy,
  8. hereditary lymphedema,
  9. hereditary multiple exostoses,
  10. hereditary opalescent dentin

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