Huntingtons chorea


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Hun′tington's chore′a


n.
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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The origin of Huntingtons chorea in the Afrikaner population of South Africa.
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