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Hunt syndrome

Pronunciation: hunt

Definition:

  1. an intention tremor beginning in one extremity, gradually increasing in intensity, and subsequently involving other parts of the body;
  2. facial paralysis, otalgia, and herpes zoster resulting from viral infection of the seventh cranial nerve and geniculate ganglion;
  3. a form of juvenile paralysis agitans associated with primary atrophy of the pallidal system.

Synonym(s): ataxia with myoclonus, progressive cerebellar tremor

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