• Huntington's Disease Gene Wexler Brain
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    Huntington's Disease Huntington's disease, also known as Huntington's chorea is a genetic disorder that usually shows up in someone in their thirties and forties, destroys the mind and body and leads to insanity and death within ten to twenty years. The disease works by degenerating the ganglia (a pair of nerve clusters deep in the brain that controls movement, thought, perception, and memory) and cortex by using energy incorrectly. The brain will starve the neurons (brain cells), and sometimes ...
  • Huntington's Disease Child Chance Family
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    Huntington's Disease Huntington's Disease is a rare hereditary disorder. It is characterized by irregular movements of the body, slurred speech, and the deterioration of mental functioning. Symptoms of the individual include alternating periods of excitement and depression. It is caused by a buildup of neurotransmitter fluids, which can cause schizophrenia. The first symptoms of the disease usually appear between the ages of 35 and 45, but much earlier and later occurrences are also known. Since...
  • Huntington's Disease People Acid 000
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    Huntington's Disease Huntington's disease is an dominant disorder, which is found on the # 4 chromosome. George Huntington discovered it in 1872. It mainly has an effect on the nervous system. There are around 210, 000 bases between D 4 S 180 and D 4 S 127. The disease itself is found in 2% of people in their childhood, and in 5% of the people they were older then 60. (Miller p 16) In the majority of the affected people the disease is detected between the ages of 35-45. In males the disease beg...
  • Huntington's Disease Symptoms Treatment People
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    Huntington's Disease Huntington's disease, or Huntngton's chorea, is a genetic disease that causes selective neural cell death, which results in chorea, or irregular, jerking movements of the limbs caused by involuntary muscle contractions, and dementia. It can cause a lack of concentration and depression. It also may cause atrophy of the caudate nucleus, a part of the brain. However, symptoms vary between individuals, with some sufferers showing symptoms that others do not. Those suffering from...