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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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