chorea

Definitions of chorea
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n any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs

Types:
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orthochorea
a form of chorea in which spasms occur mainly when the patient is erect
Saint Vitus dance, St. Vitus dance, Sydenham's chorea
chorea occurring chiefly in children and associated with rheumatic fever
tarantism
a nervous disorder characterized by an uncontrollable impulse to dance; popularly attributed to bite of the southern European tarantula or wolf spider
Huntington's chorea, Huntington's disease
hereditary disease; develops in adulthood and ends in dementia
Type of:
degenerative disorder
condition leading to progressive loss of function
nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder
a disorder of the nervous system

n chorea in dogs

Synonyms:
canine chorea
Type of:
animal disease
a disease that typically does not affect human beings

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