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  • Apraxia
    Apraxia is a neurological disorder that is characterized by the loss of ability to carry out or execute learned movements, such as speech, despite having the physical ability and desire to perform such movements. [read more]

  • Bradykinesia
    In medicine (neurology), bradykinesia means "slow movement". Its etymology is brady = slow, kinesia = movement. It is a feature of several of diseases, most notably Parkinson's disease and other disorders of the basal ganglia. Rather than being a slowness in initiation (related to hypokinesia) bradykinesia describes a slowness in the execution of movement. [read more]

  • Chorea
    Chorea refers to an involuntary movement abnormality, a neurological disorder under the group dyskinesias. It is characterized by the sudden movements of the hands or feet without being controlled. [read more]

  • Huntington's Chorea
    Huntington's chorea is a disease causing certain of the brain's nerve cells to waste away. It is also called huntington's disease. [read more]

  • Huntington's disease
    Huntington's disease (HD), known as Huntington's chorea and chorea maior, is a rare genetic neurological disorder inherited by an estimated one person per 10,000 people of Western European descent, varying geographically, down to one per 1,000,000 of Asian and African descent. [read more]

  • Mount reback syndrome
    Mount-Reback syndrome or Mount' syndrome was named after the doctors who classified it namely Lester Adrian Mount and S. Reback. The disease is a form of Huntington's Chorea, a rare hereditary disease affecting various muscular and nervous systems in the body. Mount's syndrome passes to roughly 50% of the offspring and shares many of the same symptoms of Chorea. Chorea however is more severe and the shared symptoms may be caused by different factors. Persons with the disease experience attacks lasting for a few minutes to several hours when they are awake. Said attacks are most severe at an early or young ages and the symptom tend to lessen as the person grows. The reason for this is unknown. [read more]

  • Neuroacanthocytosis
    Neuroacanthocytosis is also known as Levine-Critchley syndrome or chorea-acanthocytosis). It is a rare movement disorder. This disorder has adult and childhood varieties. Neuroacanthocytosis is typically an inherited autosomal recessive disorder. Occurrence is more prevalent in males than in females. [read more]

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