Tourette syndromeTou·rette syndrome
or Tou·rette's syndrome
A neurological disorder characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics, such as blinking, shrugging, sniffing, or repeating phrases. It is usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescence and often becomes less severe in adulthood. Also called Gilles de la Tourette syndrome .
Origin of Tourette syndromeAfter Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857-1904), French physician
Modern editors often prefer the non-possessive form of medical eponyms, rather than the older Tourette's syndrome.
Named after French physician Georges Gilles de la Tourette.