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Huntington’s disease

Similar term(s): HD.

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Huntington's disease is a hereditary disorder of the central nervous system affecting both men and women. It usually develops in adulthood and can cause a very wide range of symptoms, including involuntary movements, difficulty in speech and swallowing, weight loss as well as emotional changes resulting in stubbornness, frustration, mood swings and depression

Source: GreenFacts, based on the UK Huntington’s disease association 

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