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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British Dictionary definitions for huntington's disease
/ (ˈhʌntɪŋtən) /
a rare hereditary type of chorea, marked by involuntary jerky movements, impaired speech, and increasing dementiaFormer name: Huntington's chorea
Word Origin for Huntington's disease
C19: named after George Huntington (1850–1916), US neurologist
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Medicine definitions for huntington's disease (1 of 2)
Medicine definitions for huntington's disease (2 of 2)
[ hŭn′tĭng-tənz ]
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