Tourette's syndrome


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Tourette's syndrome

[too-rets′]

Tourette's syndrome

See GILLES DE LA TOURETTE'S SYNDROME.

Tourette's syndrome,

n a condition in which the patient is unable to control numerous muscular and vocal tics, often resulting in twitching, grunting, or the making of inappropriate comments.
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Tourette's Syndrome is generally associated with inappropriate swearing in public.
Then they found out the son had Tourette's syndrome, which made everything so much more clear.
Instead, these patients should be asking how to care for a child with Tourette's syndrome (TS), said Dr.
Tourette's syndrome may simply have been overlooked or misdiagnosed.
A spokesperson for Channel 4 said: "While Dermot's brief reference to Tourette's Syndrome was clearly not malicious, we accept it was inappropriate and apologise for any offence caused.
Contributions in his memory can be made to the Tourette's Syndrome Association, 42-40 Bell Blvd.
Concentrations of the hormone oxytocin in the brain apparently rise only in OCD sufferers who have no personal or family history of Tourette's syndrome or related tic disorders, assert James F.
Early identification of learning disorders is the key to helping children with Tourette's syndrome cope with these frequently accompanying problems, Dr.
However, a few suffer from Tourette's syndrome, a chronic disorder that periodically causes involuntary muscle spasms as well as an overwhelming urge to utter strange noises or obscene words.
Phil Show on Tuesday last week covered a topic relating to "extreme neurological disorders," including Tourette's Syndrome and Asperger's Syndrome.
DENVER -- The dopamine receptor antagonist metoclopramide shows potential as a tic suppressant in patients with Tourette's syndrome according to a small preliminary study, Dr.
Before launching the alcoholism study, Gelernter's team had looked in vain for an excess of the same dopamine-receptor gene among people with either schizophrenia or Tourette's syndrome -- disorders that may involve irregularities in dopamine transmission.