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[mass noun] A neurological disorder characterized by jerky involuntary movements affecting especially the shoulders, hips, and face.
- ‘The other well-known consequences of rheumatic fever are cardiac valve lesions and a movement disorder called chorea.’
- ‘Other causes of apparent clumsiness include visual impairment, orthopedic disorders, mild cerebral palsy, hereditary ataxia, and congenital chorea.’
- ‘Signs of the illness include involuntary movements called chorea, as well as motor and cognitive difficulties.’
- ‘The hallmarks of rheumatic fever include arthritis, carditis, cutaneous disease, chorea, and subsequent acquired valvular disease.’
- ‘Mothers may also have livedo reticularis, arterial or venous thrombosis, or neurologic conditions such as migraine, epilepsy, chorea, or transient ischemic attacks.’
Late 17th century: via Latin from Greek khoreia dancing in unison, from khoros chorus.
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