Sydenham's chorea

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Syd·en·ham's chorea

 (sīd′n-əmz)
n.
A nervous disorder occurring chiefly in childhood or during pregnancy, closely associated with rheumatic fever, and characterized by rapid, jerky, involuntary movements of the body. Also called Saint Vitus' dance.

[After Thomas Sydenham.]

Sydenham's chorea

(ˈsɪdənəmz)
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(Pathology) a form of chorea affecting children, often associated with rheumatic fever. Nontechnical name: Saint Vitus's dance
[named after T. Sydenham (1624–89), English physician]
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Noun1.Sydenham's chorea - chorea occurring chiefly in children and associated with rheumatic fever
chorea - any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs
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Sydenham's chorea

n. Sydenham, corea de; tipo de corea menor o reumática, gen. vista en la infancia causada por una infección estreptococa, y que en su comienzo se manifiesta con contracciones musculares de la cara y brazos.