Definition of Tourette's syndrome in English:

Tourette's syndrome

Syllabification: Tou·rette's syn·drome
Pronunciation: /to͝oˈrets ˌsinˌdrōm
 
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(also Tourette syndrome)

noun

  • A neurological disorder characterized by involuntary tics and vocalizations and often the compulsive utterance of obscenities.
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    • There is an increased rate of OCD in people with Tourette's syndrome, an illness characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations.
    • The Maladaptive index includes symptoms of Tourette's syndrome, Posttraumatic stress disorder, toileting problems, sexualized behavior, and pica.
    • If early-stage experiments pan out, Alzheimer's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette's syndrome, bulimia, and other brain ailments could be next.

Origin

late 19th century: named after Gilles de la Tourette (1857–1904), French neurologist.

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