Huntington's 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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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
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Huntington's chorea

n. corea de Huntington, V.: chorea.
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