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a conversion disorder in which involuntary, quick, and purposeless (choreiform) movements constitute the chief feature.
Synonym(s): hysteric chorea
Etymology: Gk, hystera, womb, choreia, dance
a condition in which an individual has choreiform movements, although the actions are psychogenic rather than the result of true chorea.
con·ver·sion cho·re·a(kŏn-vĕr'zhŭn kŏr-ē'ă)
A conversion disorder in which involuntary, quick, and purposeless (choreiform) movement constitute the chief feature.
A form of hysteria with choreiform movements.
See also: chorea