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Meaning of CHOREA

Pronunciation:  ku'reeu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs
  2. [n]  chorea in dogs

CHOREA is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: canine chorea
 See Also: animal disease, degenerative disorder, Huntington's chorea, Huntington's disease, nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder, orthochorea, Saint Vitus dance, St. Vitus dance, Sydenham's chorea, tarantism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cho*re"a\ n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? dance.] (Med.)
St. Vitus's dance; a disease attended with convulsive
twitchings and other involuntary movements of the muscles or

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: rapid, jerky, dance-like movement of the body.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Chorea is an involuntary, uncoordinated, rapid, jerky type of movement of brief duration. Such movement, although variable, is continual. The best known chorea is the Hungtington's chorea, an autosomal dominant inherited disease.
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 Related Terms: 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, MS, 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