epidemic chorea


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choreomania

(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.
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epidemic chorea

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