Tourette-s-syndrome meaning

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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.
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A neurological disorder characterized by involuntary muscular movements, compulsive, often obscene, vocal expressions, etc.
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A neurological disorder characterized by multiple facial and other body tics, usually beginning in childhood or adolescence and often accompanied by grunts and compulsive utterances, such as interjections or obscenities. It is named for its discoverer, French neurologist Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857–1904).
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Alternative name for Tourette syndrome.
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Origin of tourette-s-syndrome

  • After Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857–1904), French physician

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