Huntington's chorea

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Hun′tington's chore′a

a hereditary chorea, appearing in middle age, characterized by gradual deterioration of the brain and gradual loss of voluntary movement.
[after George S. Huntington (1850–1916), U.S. physician, who described it in 1872]
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Noun1.Huntington's chorea - hereditary disease; develops in adulthood and ends in dementia
monogenic disease, monogenic disorder - an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
chorea - any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs
autosomal dominant disease, autosomal dominant disorder - a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome

Huntington's chorea

n. corea de Huntington, V.: chorea.
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I discover a child at school who is very disorientated and has bruises and we think she's suffering from abuse, but it turns out she's got Huntington's chorea.
On Jan 20, 1968, an audience consisting largely of folk music aficionados packed New York's Carnegie Hall for a memorial concert commemorating Woody Guthrie, who had died three months earlier at the age of 55, after having been diagnosed more than a decade earlier with the inherited degenerative disease Huntington's chorea.
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Often known as Huntington's chorea because of the movement problems it causes, Huntington's disease is an inherited condition that damages certain nerve cells in the brain and leads to problems with mobility, thinking and perception.
Huntington's disease, also known as Huntington's chorea, is an inherited disorder that results in death of nerve cells in the brain.
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The prevalence of Huntington's chorea in South Africa.
Neurologically, the so-called Huntington's chorea (writhing type movements of the limbs and other parts of the body) is the most common presentation.
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He died from Huntington's chorea, an autosomal dominant, late-onset, and lethal disorder of the nervous system.

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