/ (ˈhʌntɪŋtən) /
a rare hereditary type of chorea, marked by involuntary jerky movements, impaired speech, and increasing dementiaFormer name: Huntington's chorea
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Word Origin for Huntington's disease
C19: named after George Huntington (1850–1916), US neurologist
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Medical definitions for Huntington's disease
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