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Medical Term:

Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome

Pronunciation: hah'ler-for-den shpahts

Definition: a disorder characterized by dystonia with other extrapyramidal dysfunctions appearing in the first two decades of life; associated with large amounts of iron in the globus pallidus and substantia nigra.

Synonym(s): Hallervorden syndrome, Hallervorden-Spatz disease, status dysmyelinisatus

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