Tourette's syndromeTou·rette's syndrome
a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary muscular movements, compulsive, often obscene, vocal expressions, etc.: also Tourette syndrome or Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
Origin of Tourette's syndromeafter G. de la Tourette (1857-1904), French neurologist who first described it
or Tou·rette syndrome
A neurological disorder characterized by multiple facial and body tics and often accompanied by grunts and compulsive utterances, such as interjections and obscenities. It is usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. Also called Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
Origin of Tourette's syndromeAfter Georges Gilles de la Tourette, (1857–1904), French physician.
- Alternative name for Tourette syndrome.