choreic


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cho·re·a

 (kô-rē′ə, kō-, kə-)
n.
Any of various disorders of the nervous system marked by involuntary, jerky movements, especially of the arms, legs, and face, and by incoordination.

[New Latin chorēa (Sānctī Vitī), (Saint Vitus') dance, from Latin chorēa, from Greek khoreia, choral dance, from khoros; see chorus.]

cho·re′ic (-ĭk) adj.
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A 64-year-old female patient came with choreic movements that she had noticed one month before she was admitted to the hospital.
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It should be suspected in any young onset of abnormal movement of choreic forms and malingering should be the last diagnosis to be considered.