Huntington's chorea
noun see Huntington's disease

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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) 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… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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

  • 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 — /ˌhʌntɪŋtənz kɔˈriə/ (say .huntingtuhnz kaw reeuh) noun See chorea (def. 1). Also, Huntington s disease …   Australian 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 — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 G10 Chorea Huntington Chorea chronica progressiva hereditaria F02.2* Demenz bei Chorea Huntington …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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