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Huntington's chorea

División en sílabas: Hun·ting·ton's cho·re·a
Pronunciación: /ˌhən(t)iNGtənz kəˈrēə
 
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Definición de Huntington's chorea en inglés:

sustantivo

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.

Origen

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

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