Huntington's chorea


Huntington's chorea
(= Huntington&’s disease)
Mature onset disease characterized by progressive loss of neuronal functioning. Caused by unstable amplification of a trinucleotide (CAG) n repeat within the coding region of a gene encoding a 348 kD, widely expressed product.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Huntington's chorea — also Huntington s disease, 1889, named for U.S. neurologist George Huntington (1851 1916), who described it in 1872 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Huntington's chorea — Huntington s disease …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Huntington's chorea — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 G10 Chorea Huntington Chorea chronica progressiva hereditaria F02.2* Demenz bei Chorea Huntington …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Huntington's chorea — Hun·ting·ton s chorea .hənt iŋ tənz n HUNTINGTON S DISEASE Huntington George (1850 1916) American neurologist. Huntington was a family doctor who published only one medical document, his description of chronic hereditary chorea. His description… …   Medical dictionary

  • Huntington's chorea — Hun′tington s chore′a n. pat a hereditary chorea, appearing in middle age, characterized by gradual deterioration of the brain and gradual loss of voluntary movement • Etymology: after George S. Huntington (1850–1916), U.S. physician, who… …   From formal English to slang

  • Huntington's chorea — /ˌhʌntɪŋtənz kɔˈriə/ (say .huntingtuhnz kaw reeuh) noun See chorea (def. 1). Also, Huntington s disease …   Australian English dictionary

  • Huntington's chorea — n. Med. see CHOREA. Etymology: G. Huntington, Amer. neurologist, d. 1916 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Huntington's chorea — Pathol. a hereditary disease of the central nervous system characterized by brain deterioration and loss of control over voluntary movements, the symptoms usually appearing in the fourth decade of life. Also called Huntington s disease. [named… …   Universalium

  • Huntington's chorea — noun see Huntington s disease …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Huntington's chorea — noun A hereditary disorder of the basal ganglia that leads to progressive loss of motor coordination. Syn: Huntingtons disease …   Wiktionary


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