Tourette's disorder


Tourette's disorder
Alternative name for Tourette syndrome.

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  • Tourette's syndrome — or Tourette syndrome n a familial neuropsychiatric disorder of variable expression that is characterized by multiple recurrent involuntary tics involving body movements (as eye blinks, grimaces, or knee bends) and vocalizations (as grunts, snorts …   Medical dictionary

  • Tourette syndrome — Infobox Disease Name = Tourette syndrome Caption = Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1859–1904) ICD10 = F95.2 ICD9 = 307.23 ICDO = MedlinePlus = 000733 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 3107 eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|neuro|664 DiseasesDB = 5220 …   Wikipedia

  • Tourette's syndrome — [too rets′] n. [after G. de la Tourette (1857 1904), Fr neurologist who first described it] a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary muscular movements, obscene vocal expressions, etc.: in full Gilles de la Tourette syndrome …   English World dictionary

  • Tourette's syndrome — Tourette s′ syn drome [[t]tʊˈrɛts[/t]] n. pat a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent involuntary movements and sometimes vocal tics, as grunts or words, esp. obscenities • Etymology: after Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857–1904),… …   From formal English to slang

  • Tourette syndrome — A tic disorder characterized by the presence of chronic vocal and motor tics, probably based on differences in or damage to the basal ganglia of the brain. Tourette syndrome usually emerges between the ages of 6 and 18 and is somewhat more common …   Medical dictionary

  • Tourette syndrome — Rare neurological disease that causes repetitive motor and vocal tics. Named for Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who first described it in 1885, it occurs worldwide, is usually inherited, generally begins at ages 2–15, and is three times more… …   Universalium

  • Tourette’s Syndrome —    (TS)    TS is an organic brain disease involving unrhythmical muscle tics, involuntary coprolalia (swearing), and obsessive compulsive behavior, among other symptoms. In 1885, Paris psychiatrist–neurologist Georges Gilles de la Tourette… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • Tourette Syndrome Association — The Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA), based in Bayside, New York, United States, is a non profit voluntary organization and the only national health related organization serving people with Tourette syndrome. It was founded in 1972 by five… …   Wikipedia

  • Tourette syndrome — noun A neurological disorder characterized by the presence of physical and vocal tics. Tourette syndrome is a condition characterized by involuntary vocalizations exacerbated by stress. Syn: Tourettes syndrome, Tourettes disorder, Gilles de la… …   Wiktionary

  • Tourette's syndrome — /too rets /, Pathol. a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent involuntary movements, including multiple neck jerks and sometimes vocal tics, as grunts, barks, or words, esp. obscenities. Also, Tourette syndrome. Also called Tourette s… …   Universalium


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