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Medical Term:

Tourette syndrome

Pronunciation: tur'et


a tic disorder appearing in childhood, characterized by multiple motor tics and vocal tics present for longer than 1 year. Obsessive-compulsive behavior, attention-deficit disorder, and other psychiatric disorders may be associated; coprolalia and echolalia rarely occur; autosomal dominant inheritance.

Synonym(s): Gilles de la Tourette disease, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, Tourette disease

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