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Glossary for Chorea familial benign

  • Athetosis: Slow, continuous, involuntary writhing movements. Usually the hands and feet are involved but the face, tongue, neck and other muscle groups may also be involved.
  • Chorea: Any disorder causing involuntary movement or spasms.
  • Gait ataxia: impairment of the ability to coordinate the movements required for normal ambulation which may result from impairments of motor function or sensory feedback
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.

 

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