rhythmic chorea

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Related to rhythmic chorea: athetosis, Chorea gravidarum

rhyth·mic cho·re·a

patterned movement in conversion hysteria.


(1) Chorea.
(2) A term of largely historical interest for a condition first recognised during the Middle Ages and characterised by choreiform spasms that occurred in large closed communities, and is now thought to have been a mass hysterical conversion reaction.