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chorea

Pronunciation: kor-e'a

Definition: Irregular, spasmodic, involuntary movements of the limbs or facial muscles, often accompanied by hypotonia. The location of the responsible cerebral lesion is not known.

[L. fr. G. choreia, a choral dance, fr. choros, a dance]

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