degenerative disorder

Definitions of degenerative disorder
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n condition leading to progressive loss of function

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demyelination
loss of the myelin covering of some nerve fibers resulting in their impaired function
dystrophy
any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition
MS, disseminated multiple sclerosis, disseminated sclerosis, multiple sclerosis
a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
Parkinson's, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's syndrome, Parkinsonism, paralysis agitans, shaking palsy
a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
chorea
any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs
osteodystrophy
defective bone development; usually attributable to renal disease or to disturbances in calcium and phosphorus metabolism
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:
disorder, upset
a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

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