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Huntington's chorea

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noun Pathology.

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.

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Also called Huntington's disease .

Origin of Huntington's chorea

Named after George S. Huntington (1850–1916), U.S. physician, who described it in 1872
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Medical definitions for Huntington's chorea

Huntington's chorea
[ hŭntĭng-tənz ]

n.

hereditary chorea
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