Tourette syndrome

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Named after French physician Georges Gilles de la Tourette.


Tourette syndrome (uncountable)

  1. A neurological disorder characterized by the presence of physical and vocal tics.
    • 1999, Breslin M.A., editor. Enforcing the Civil Rights of Air Travelers With Disabilities: Recommendations for the Department of Transportation and Congress. National Council on Disability, Washington, DC, p. 8,
      Tourette syndrome is a condition characterized by involuntary vocalizations exacerbated by stress.

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Modern editors often prefer the non-possessive form of medical eponyms, rather than the older Tourette's syndrome.


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