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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At a meeting last month, all 12 members of the Food and Drug Administration's Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee agreed that the available data supported the approval of tetrabenazine for reducing Huntington's chorea, the primary outcome of a small study comparing the drug with placebo.
Marie's mother Agnes died from breast cancer when Marie was only 14 and the teenager took over as the main carer for her dad James, who suffered from Huntington's Chorea, and her younger brother Henry, who was just 11 at the time.
International Huntington Association (IHA) and the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) Research Group on Huntington's Chorea. Neurology 1994;44:1533-6.
Woody Guthrie himself had long since been silenced by Huntington's chorea, a hereditary brain-wasting disease, leaving a hole in the heart of American music that would never be filled, and Dylan may have been the only person present at Newport that day with sense enough to know it.
Out of his homey, suburban office that he shared with a younger colleague and a nurse, Welby offered wise unhurried, holistic care to patients with an extraordinary array of diseases, from leprosy to Huntington's chorea.
``At that stage Huntington's Chorea, as it was known, was a fairly obscure disease,'' he says.
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. Tics that are organic in nature can be painful, and they are difficult or impossible to suppress voluntarily--unlike habit disorders.
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.
As an example, she cites Huntington's chorea, a hereditary, progressive, and ultimately fatal disease of the central nervous system.
Take the neurodegenerative diseases Alzheimer's, Huntington's chorea, and Parkinson's.

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