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Huntington's disease


Medical Definition of HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE

:  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


Huntington's disease also Huntington disease


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