Huntington's Disease Definition

A rare inherited disease of the central nervous system characterized by progressive dementia, abnormal posture, and involuntary movements. The typical age of onset is between 30 and 50 years.
American Heritage Medicine
A progressive hereditary chorea, accompanied by increasing mental deterioration.
Webster's New World
(dated) Huntington's chorea.

Origin of Huntington's Disease

  • After George Huntington (1851?–1916), American physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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