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Chorea vs. Palsy

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Choreanoun

An Ancient Greek circular dance accompanied by a chorus.

Palsynoun

(pathology) Complete or partial muscle paralysis of a body part, often accompanied by a loss of feeling and uncontrolled body movements such as shaking.

Choreanoun

(pathology) Any of the various diseases of the nervous system characterized by involuntary muscular movements of the face and extremities; St. Vitus's dance.

Palsyverb

To paralyse, either completely or partially.

Choreanoun

St. Vitus's dance; a disease attended with convulsive twitchings and other involuntary movements of the muscles or limbs.

Palsyadjective

(colloquial) Chummy, friendly.

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Choreanoun

chorea in dogs

Palsynoun

Paralysis, complete or partial. See Paralysis.

Choreanoun

any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs

Palsyverb

To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action or energy; to paralyze.

Chorea

Chorea (or choreia, occasionally) is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder, one of a group of neurological disorders called dyskinesias. The term chorea is derived from the Ancient Greek: χορεία ( see choreia), as the quick movements of the feet or hands are comparable to dancing.

‘dance’;

Palsynoun

loss of the ability to move a body part

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Palsynoun

a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor

Palsyverb

affect with palsy

Palsy

Palsy is a medical term which refers to various types of paralysis, often accompanied by weakness and the loss of feeling and uncontrolled body movements such as shaking. The word originates from the Anglo-Norman paralisie, parleisie et al., from the accusative form of Latin paralysis, from Ancient Greek παράλυσις (parálusis), from παραλύειν (paralúein, “to disable on one side”), from παρά (pará, “beside”) + λύειν (lúein, “loosen”).

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