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A rare inherited disease of the central nervous system characterized by progressive dementia, abnormal posture, and involuntary movements. The typical age of onset is between 30 and 50 years. Also called Huntington's chorea.
[After George Huntington (1851?-1916), American physician.]
(Pathology) a rare hereditary type of chorea, marked by involuntary jerky movements, impaired speech, and increasing dementia. Former name: Huntington's chorea
[C19: named after George Huntington (1850–1916), US neurologist]
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|Noun||1.||Huntington's disease - hereditary disease; develops in adulthood and ends in dementia|
chorea - any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs