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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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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also Huntington's disease, 1889, named for U.S. neurologist George Huntington (1851-1916), who described it in 1872.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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