Tourette syndrome(redirected from compulsive tic)
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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.]
(Pathology) a brain disorder characterized by involuntary outbursts of swearing, spitting, barking, etc, and sudden involuntary movements. Also called: Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, Tourette's syndrome or Tourette's
[C20: named after Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857–1904), French neurologist]
Tourette syndrome[tʊəˈrɛtˌsɪndrəʊm] Tourette's syndrome [tʊəˈrɛtsˌsɪndrəʊm] N → síndrome m de Tourette
n → Tourettesyndrom nt