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Huntington's Disease

Oliver Quarrell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198844389
eISBN:
9780191926815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844389.001.0001
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Medicine

Huntington’s disease (HD)―the facts provides an overview of the condition aimed at families and carers understanding the condition. It describes the key features of: a movement disorder, disturbance ... More


Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Kélina Gotman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book traces the emergence and spread of the choreomania concept through colonial medical and ethnographic circles, showing how fantasies of instability—and of the Oriental other—haunted ... More


The Rise of Nervous Illness

Edward Shorter

in How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199948086
eISBN:
9780197563304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948086.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

It is much better, people think, for the nerves than the mind to be ill. The nerves are physical structures, and heal in the way that all organs of the body heal ... More


Facts and figures about Huntington’s disease

Oliver Quarrell

in thefacts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198844389
eISBN:
9780191926815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844389.003.0001
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Medicine

This chapter gives a brief history of Huntington’s disease (HD) starting with the original description by George Huntington. The prevalence of HD is discussed together with data variations in ... More


The physical features of Huntington’s disease

Oliver Quarrell

in Huntington's Disease

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198844389
eISBN:
9780191926815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844389.003.0002
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Medicine

This chapter focuses mainly on the movement disorder, speech, balance, weight loss, swallowing, and speech. Chorea or purposeless involuntary movement is most commonly associated with HD. A patient ... More


Juvenile Huntington’s disease and paediatric Huntington’s disease

Oliver Quarrell

in Huntington's Disease

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198844389
eISBN:
9780191926815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844389.003.0004
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Medicine

Juvenile Huntington’s disease (JHD) is rare. It is usually defined as someone having an onset before 21 years. A more accurate description would be juvenile-onset HD. The origins of this definition ... More


Translatio: St. Vitus’s Dance, Demonism, and the Early Modern

Kélina Gotman

in Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Renegade physician Paracelsus compared St. John’s Day dances to earthquakes, epileptic tremors, and tics. This ecosophical and vitalist concept, according to which all sorts of bodies echo one ... More


Coda: Moving Fields, Modernity, and the Bacchic Chorus

Kélina Gotman

in Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

Modernity can be understood as the cultivation of a fantasy about the past: in the case of choreomania, this ‘past’ was imagined as a rumbling horde, a Bacchic chorus against which purposeful ... More


Ocular Motor Disorders Caused by Lesions in the Cerebrum

Agnes M.F. Wong

in Eye Movement Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195324266
eISBN:
9780197562512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195324266.003.0019
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Ophthalmology

■ Receives inputs from the frontal eye field (FEF), supplementary eye field (SEF), dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPC), internal medullary lamina of the thalamus, and substantia nigra pars ... More


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