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Relating to chorea.
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Relating to involuntary writhing of the limbs or facial muscles.
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(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 chorea

Sydenham chorea.

Bergeron chorea

Electric chorea.

chronic chorea

Huntington chorea.

electric 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

epidemic chorea

Dancing mania; uncontrolled dancing. It was manifested in the 14th century in Europe.
Synonym: dancing mania

chorea gravidarum

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 chorea

See: Henoch's chorea

hereditary chorea

Huntington's chorea.

Huntington's chorea

See: Huntington's chorea

hyoscine chorea

Movements simulating chorea and sometimes accompanied by delirium, seen in acute scopolamine intoxication.

hysteric chorea

A form of hysteria with choreiform movements.

mimetic chorea

Chorea caused by imitative movements.

chorea minor

Sydenham's chorea.

posthemiplegic 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

Sydenham's chorea

See: Sydenham's chorea
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