- [tʊ'rɛts]noun Medicine a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary tics and vocalizations and often the compulsive utterance of obscenities.OriginC19: named after the French neurologist Gilles de la Tourette.
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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'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 — (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's syndrome — [[t]tʊə(r)e̱ts sɪ̱ndroʊm[/t]] also Tourette s N UNCOUNT Tourette s syndrome is a brain disorder that causes the sufferer to make sudden uncontrolled movements and sometimes swear and spit. ...a Tourette s sufferer … English 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'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
Tourette's syndrome — noun neurological disorder characterized by facial grimaces and tics and movements of the upper body and grunts and shouts and coprolalia • Syn: ↑Gilles de la Tourette syndrome • Hypernyms: ↑syndrome … Useful english dictionary
Tourette's syndrome — noun Etymology: Georges Gille de la Tourette died 1904 French physician Date: 1970 a familial neurological disorder of variable expression that is characterized by recurrent involuntary tics involving body movements (as eye blinks or grimaces)… … New Collegiate Dictionary
Tourette's syndrome — noun Alternative name for Tourette syndrome … Wiktionary
Tourette's syndrome — TS; see Gilles de la Tourette syndrome … The new mediacal dictionary