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Huntington's disease

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noun Hun·ting·ton's disease \ˈhən-tiŋ-tənz-\

Definition of Huntington's disease

  1. :  a chorea usually beginning in middle age that is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and progresses to dementia —called also Huntington's chorea



Origin of huntington's disease

George Huntington †1916 American physician


First Known Use: 1892


Medical Dictionary

Huntington's disease

noun Hun·ting·ton's disease

Medical Definition of Huntington's disease

  1. :  a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, that usually begins in middle age, that is characterized especially by choreiform movements, emotional disurbances, and mental deterioration leading to dementia, and that is accompanied by atrophy of the caudate nucleus and the loss of certain brain cells with a decrease in the level of several neurotransmitters—called also Huntington's, Huntington's chorea



Variants of huntington's disease

also Huntington disease

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