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Relating to chorea.
Relating to involuntary writhing of the limbs or facial muscles.
chorea(ko-re'a) [Gr. choreia, dance]
Involuntary dancing or writhing of the limbs or facial muscles. choreal (ko-re'al) (ko're-al), adjective
acute choreaSydenham chorea.
Bergeron choreaElectric chorea.
chronic choreaHuntington chorea.
Sudden, rhythmic, involuntary contractions, in rapid succession, of a group or groups of muscles, starting at an extremity or half of the face, and covering a large part or all of the body. This causes violent movements as if the patient had been stimulated by an electric current. It is usually fatal. Synonym: Bergeron chorea; Dubini disease; spasmus Dubini
Dancing mania; uncontrolled dancing. It was manifested in the 14th century in Europe.Synonym: dancing mania
A form of Sydenham's chorea seen in some pregnant women, usually in those who have had chorea before, esp. in their first pregnancy.See: Sydenham's chorea
Henoch's choreaSee: Henoch's chorea
hereditary choreaHuntington's chorea.
Huntington's choreaSee: Huntington's chorea
Movements simulating chorea and sometimes accompanied by delirium, seen in acute scopolamine intoxication.
A form of hysteria with choreiform movements.
Chorea caused by imitative movements.
chorea minorSydenham's chorea.
Chorea affecting partially paralyzed muscles subsequent to a hemiplegic attack.
sporadic chorea of the elderly
A mild, usually benign disorder of adults marked by chorea-like movements and mild cognitive deficits. It may be related to Huntington's chorea. See: Huntington's chorea