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Medical Term:

jumping disease


Definition: one of the pathologic startle syndromes found in isolated parts of the world, characterized by greatly exaggerated responses, such as jumping, flinging the arms and yelling, to minimal stimuli.

Synonym(s): jumping Frenchmen of Maine disease, jumper disease of Maine

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