Huntington's chorea


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Huntington's chorea

[′hənt·iŋ·tənz kə′rē·ə]
(medicine)
A rare hereditary disease of the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex resulting in choreiform (dancelike) movements, intellectual deterioration, and psychosis.
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Tetrabenazine was first approved in 1971 in the United Kingdom for treating organic movement disorders and tardive dyskinesia, and was approved specifically for treating Huntington's chorea in France in 2005 and in the Netherlands and Germany in 2007.
Depending on the facility's resident population, a nursing assistant might need special training in other types of disabilities, such as mental illness, Parkinson's disease or Huntington's chorea.
The prevalence and patterns of care of Huntington's Chorea in Grampian.
Among causes that must be ruled out are the use of stimulant drugs, facial hemispasm, and Huntington's chorea.
Scientists now know that as many as 3,000 of the 10,000 diseases and conditions - including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, sickle cell anemia and Huntington's chorea - have a genetic link.
John Archibald (29) was earlier convicted of the 'bestial' attack on the 58-year-old, who is afflicted by the degenerative brain disorder Huntington's chorea.
The gene for Huntington's chorea was discovered in 1993, making it possible to test those who may have inherited the disease before they've had any symptoms.
They ruled out everything else, such as MS, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's chorea, before calling me into say they had bad news.
For example, the gene for the devastating disease Huntington's chorea is found on chromosome 4.
And it could solve the mysteries of inherited conditions such as cystic fibrosis, Huntington's chorea, sickle cell anaemia and even Alzheimer's disease.
A book about the broad field of dementia - and within that some of the related but very different conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's chorea - that was written far more for the lay person but which was handy for care professionals who just needed to check out the basics of some of the different conditions covered.
The People's story was read by Mrs Mauveen Jones (then Mrs Mauveen Hart) who wrote the letter reprinted alongside, in which she explained that four of her family also had the illness, then called Huntington's Chorea.

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