hereditary angioneurotic edema n.
A hereditary condition manifested by recurring episodes of edema of the skin, mucous membranes of viscera and associated with either a deficiency of an esterase inhibitor of one of the components of complement or a functionally inactive form of the inhibitor.
- Hereditary cerebral leukodystrophy
hereditary cerebral leukodystrophy n. See Merzbacher-Pelizaeus disease.
- Hereditary chorea
hereditary chorea n. A chronic disorder characterized by choreic movements in the face and extremities, accompanied by a gradual loss of the mental faculties ending in dementia. Also called Huntington’s chorea, Huntington’s disease.
- Hereditary hypertrophic neuropathy
hereditary hypertrophic neuropathy n. An inherited chronic sensorimotor multiple neuropathy characterized by the progressive swelling and mucoid degeneration of peripheral nerves. Also called Déjérine’s disease.
- Hereditary lymphedema
hereditary lymphedema n. Permanent pitting edema, usually confined to the lower extremities. Also called trophedema.