chorea

(kō-rē′ă )

[Gr. choreia, dance]
Involuntary dancing or writhing of a limb or of the facial muscles.
choreal (kō-rē′al ) (kō′rē-ăl), adj.

acute chorea

SEE: Sydenham chorea.

Bergeron chorea

SEE: Electric chorea.

chronic chorea

SEE: Huntington chorea.

electric chorea

Sudden, rhythmic, involuntary contractions, in rapid succession, of a group or groups of muscles, starting at an extremity or half of the face, and covering a large part or all of the body. This causes violent movements as if the patient had been stimulated by an electric current. It is usually fatal.
SYN: SEE: Bergeron chorea; SEE: Dubini disease; SEE: spasmus Dubini

epidemic mania

SEE: Dancing mania.

chorea gravidarum

A form of Sydenham chorea seen in some pregnant women, usually in those who have had chorea before, esp. in their first pregnancy.
SEE: Sydenham chorea

Henoch chorea

SEE: Henoch chorea

hereditary chorea

SEE: Huntington disease.

Huntington chorea

SEE: Huntington disease.

hyoscine chorea

Movements simulating chorea and sometimes accompanied by delirium, seen in acute scopolamine intoxication.

hysteric chorea

A form of hysteria with choreiform movements.

mimetic chorea

Chorea caused by imitative movements.

chorea minor

SEE: Sydenham chorea.

posthemiplegic chorea

Chorea affecting partially paralyzed muscles subsequent to a hemiplegic attack.

sporadic chorea of the elderly

A mild, usually benign disorder of adults marked by chorea-like movements and mild cognitive deficits. It may be related to Huntington chorea.
SEE: Huntington chorea

Sydenham chorea

SEE: Sydenham chorea

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