AskDefine | Define chorea

Dictionary Definition

chorea

Noun

1 chorea in dogs [syn: canine chorea]
2 any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs

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Etymology

χορεία

Noun

chorea
  1. An ancient Greek circle dance accompanied by a chorus.
  2. Any of various diseases of the nervous system characterized by involuntary muscular movements of the face and extremities; St. Vitus's dance.

Translations

disease of the nervous system

Extensive Definition

Chorea may refer to:

See also

  • Korea, the region or countries in Asia
chorea in Polish: Chorea

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

MS, ague, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brain disease, bumpiness, cephalalgia, cerebral palsy, chattering, cold shivers, emotional disorder, epilepsy, falling sickness, fits and starts, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, headache, herpes zoster, ischialgia, jactation, jactitation, jerkiness, joltiness, migraine, multiple sclerosis, nervous disorder, neuralgia, neuritis, neuropathy, organic psychosis, palsy, polyneuritis, pressure neuropathy, priapism, quaking, quavering, quivering, radiculitis, sciatic neuritis, sciatica, shakes, shaking, shaking palsy, shingles, shivering, shivers, shuddering, spasms, spastic paralysis, succussion, the jerks, tic douloureux, toxic psychosis, trembling, tremulousness, vibration
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