Definition of Huntington's chorea

1. Noun. Hereditary disease; develops in adulthood and ends in dementia.

Definition of Huntington's chorea

1. Noun. (context disease neurology) A hereditary disorder of the basal ganglion ganglia that leads to progressive loss of motor coordination. ¹

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Medical Definition of Huntington's chorea

1. A progressive disorder usually beginning in young to middle age, consisting of a triad of choreoathetosis, dementia, and autosomal dominant inheritance with complete penetrance. Bilateral marked wasting of the putamen and the head of the caudate nucleus is characteristic. Synonym: chronic progressive chorea, degenerative chorea, hereditary chorea, Huntington's disease. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Huntington's Chorea

Hunter's gubernaculum
Hunter's line
Hunter's membrane
Hunter's operation
Hunter's syndrome
Hunter-Schreger bands
Hunter-Schreger lines
Hunter and Driffield curve
Huntingdon elm
Huntingdon willow
Huntington's chorea
Huntington's disease
Huntington chorea
Huntington disease
Huon pine
Hurler's disease
Hurler's syndrome
Hurler-Scheie syndrome

Literary usage of Huntington's chorea

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1. A Manual of Nervous Diseases by Irving J. Spear (1916)
"HUNTINGTON S CHOREA For a considerable period after the attack these patients should avoid excitement and overexertion. Tonics and, if possible, ..."

2. Text-book of Psychiatry: A Psychological Study of Insanity for Practitioners by Emanuel Mendel (1907)
"... the organism certain diatheses which favor certain diseases, such as Huntington,s chorea, Friedreich,s disease, running through successive generations. ..."

3. Documents of the Senate of the State of New York by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1910)
"She had ha-d Huntington-s chorea for about eleven years. Her psychosis began about two years after the onset of this, with anger at trifles, ..."

4. Mental diseases ; a public health problem by James Vance May (1922)
"... 253 with brain tumor, 326 with cerebral syphilis, 308 with Huntington "s chorea, 323 with mental deficiency, 524 with other brain and nervous diseases, ..."

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