hemilateral chorea

hemilateral chorea

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  • Chorea — Ceaseless rapid complex body movements that look well coordinated and purposeful but are, in fact, involuntary. Chorea was thought suggestive of a grotesque dance. The term chorea is derived from the Greek word choreia for dancing (as is… …   Medical dictionary

  • hemichorea — Chorea involving the muscles on one side only. SYN: hemilateral chorea. * * * hemi·cho·rea .hem i kə rē ə n chorea affecting only one lateral half of the body * * * hemi·cho·rea (hem″e kə reґə) [hemi + chorea] chorea which affects …   Medical dictionary

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