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.
- Hereditary opalescent dentin
hereditary opalescent dentin n. See dentinogenesis imperfecta.
- Hereditary multiple exostoses
hereditary multiple exostoses pl.n. An inherited disturbance of enchondral bone growth in which multiple osteochondromas of long bones appear during childhood, with shortening of the radius and fibula. Also called diaphysial aclasis, osteochondromatosis.