hysteric chorea


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conversion cho·re·a

a conversion disorder in which involuntary, quick, and purposeless (choreiform) movements constitute the chief feature.
Synonym(s): hysteric chorea

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.

hysteric chorea

A form of hysteria with choreiform movements.
See also: chorea