Huntington's disease

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Hun·ting·ton's disease

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.]

Huntington's disease

(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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Noun1.Huntington's disease - 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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For more information ring the Huntington's Disease Association on 020 7022 1950 or visit www.
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