A hereditary disease marked by degeneration of the brain cells and causing chorea and progressive dementia.
- 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 US neurologist who first described it.
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Syllabification: Hun·ting·ton's cho·re·a
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