chorea chorea

Definition(s):

  1. (n) chorea in dogs
  2. (n) any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs

Usage(s):

  1. A couple of years ago, he made a pilgrimage to New York to visit Woody Guthrie, his spiritual leader, lying ill of Huntington's chorea.
  2. The medical term is chorea, which like chorus connotes dancing.
  3. Cystic fibrosis, cleft palate, muscular dystrophy, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's chorea.

News

  • Clinical Trial Process and Human Side of Huntington’s Disease

    The man’s voice shook as he described the “degradation” that comes with Huntington’s disease. He talked of the unsteady legs, the decrease in cognition and memory span, and the uncontrollable writhing movements — called chorea — that make simple things like standing up or walking straight a painful challenge. And he asked if I could help.
    on February 15, 2014     Source: San Diego Business Journal

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