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Huntington's disease

Saltos de línea: Hun¦ting|ton's dis|ease
Pronunciación: /ˈhʌntɪŋt(ə)nz

Definición de Huntington's disease en inglés:


[mass noun]
A hereditary disease marked by degeneration of the brain cells and causing chorea and progressive dementia.
Example sentences
  • The progressive nature of Huntington's disease will eventually force patients to retire from employment.
  • Chorea is the most noticeable feature of Huntington's disease.
  • There is no cure for Huntington's disease and its progress cannot be reversed or slowed down.


late 19th century: named after George Huntington (1851–1916), the American neurologist who first described it.

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