Meaning of chorea
Pronunciation: (ku-rē'u, kô-, kō-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
- any of several diseases of the nervous system characterized by jerky, involuntary movements, chiefly of the face and extremities.
- Also calledsuch a disease occurring chiefly in children and associated with rheumatic fever.
- a disease of the central nervous system caused by bacterial or organic degeneration, most common in dogs following canine distemper, characterized by irregular, jerky, involuntary muscular movements.
- chorea (Thesaurus)