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[mass noun] A hereditary disease marked by degeneration of the brain cells and causing chorea and progressive dementia.
- ‘The progressive nature of Huntington's disease will eventually force patients to retire from employment.’
- ‘Predictive genetic testing is currently used mainly for untreatable conditions, such as Huntington's disease, or prenatal detection of serious genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis.’
- ‘There is no cure for Huntington's disease and its progress cannot be reversed or slowed down.’
- ‘Chorea is the most noticeable feature of Huntington's disease.’
- ‘Children of a person with Huntington's disease may choose to take a genetic test to see if they have inherited the disease.’
Late 19th century: named after George Huntington (1851–1916), the American neurologist who first described it.
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