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Huntington's disease

LC control 85063158
LC classificationRC394.H85
Topical headingHuntington's disease
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Variant(s)Chronic progressive chorea
Chronic progressive hereditary chorea
Degenerative chorea
HC (Disease)
HD (Disease)
Hereditary chorea
Huntington chorea
Huntington chronic progressive hereditary chorea
Huntington disease
Huntington's chorea
Lund-Huntington chorea
Microcellular striatal syndrome
Progressive hereditary chorea, Chronic
See alsoChorea
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Genetic disorders
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Nervous system--Degeneration
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Found inHuntington's Disease Association website, 17 Feb. 2014: what is HD? (Huntington's disease, which is often called HD, is an hereditary disorder of the central nervous system; it used to be known as Huntington's chorea or HC)
NHS UK website, 17 Feb. 2014: conditions (Huntington's disease is an inherited disease of the brain that damages certain brain cells; Huntington's disease was originally called Huntington's chorea)
Wikipedia, 17 Feb. 2014 (Huntington's disease is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to cognitive decline and psychiatric problems; it typically becomes noticeable in mid-adult life; HD is the most common genetic cause of abnormal involuntary writhing movements called chorea, which is why the disease used to be called Huntington's chorea)
MeSH, April 3, 2014 (Huntington disease; familial disorder inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and characterized by the onset of progressive chorea and dementia in the fourth or fifth decade of life; entry terms: Chronic Progressive Hereditary Chorea (Huntington); Huntington Chorea; Huntington Chronic Progressive Hereditary Chorea; Huntington's Chorea; Huntington's Disease)