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Huntington's disease

[ huhn-ting-tuhnz di-zeez ]
/ ˈhʌn tɪŋ tənz dɪˌziz /
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noun Pathology.
a hereditary disease of the central nervous system characterized by brain deterioration resulting in involuntary movement and unsteady gait, cognitive impairment and memory decline, and depression or other alterations in mood, with symptoms usually appearing in the fourth decade of life. Abbreviation: HD
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Formerly Hun·ting·ton’s cho·re·a [huhn-ting-tuhnz kuh-ree-uh, kaw-, koh-] /ˈhʌn tɪŋ tənz kəˌri ə, kɔ-, koʊ-/ .

Origin of Huntington's disease

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

Huntington's disease
/ (ˈhʌntɪŋtən) /

noun
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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