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Tou·rette syndrome(to͝o-rĕt′) or Tou·rette's syndrome (-rĕts′)
A neurological disorder characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics, such as blinking, shrugging, sniffing, or repeating phrases. It is usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescence and often becomes less severe in adulthood. Also called Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
[After Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857-1904), French physician.]
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a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent involuntary movements and sometimes vocal tics, as grunts or words, esp. obscenities.
[after Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857–1904), French neurologist, who described it in 1885]
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|Noun||1.||Tourette's syndrome - neurological disorder characterized by facial grimaces and tics and movements of the upper body and grunts and shouts and coprolalia|
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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