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Descriptor English:   Tics 
Descriptor Spanish:   Tics 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Tiques 
Synonyms English:   Chorea, Habit
Choreas, Habit
Gestural Tic
Gestural Tics
Habit Chorea
Habit Choreas
Habit Spasm
Habit Spasms
Habituation Spasm
Habituation Spasms
Motor Tic
Motor Tics
Spasm, Habit
Spasm, Habituation
Spasms, Habit
Spasms, Habituation
Tic
Tic, Gestural
Tic, Motor
Tic, Transient
Tic, Vocal
Tics, Gestural
Tics, Motor
Tics, Transient
Tics, Vocal
Transient Tic
Transient Tics
Vocal Tic
Vocal Tics  
Tree Number:   C10.597.350.700
C23.888.592.350.700
Definition English:   Habitual, repeated, rapid contraction of certain muscles, resulting in stereotyped individualized actions that can be voluntarily suppressed for only brief periods. They often involve the face, vocal cords, neck, and less often the extremities. Examples include repetitive throat clearing, vocalizations, sniffing, pursing the lips, and excessive blinking. Tics tend to be aggravated by emotional stress. When frequent they may interfere with speech and INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS. Conditions which feature frequent and prominent tics as a primary manifestation of disease are referred to as TIC DISORDERS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp109-10) 
Indexing Annotation English:   TIC DISORDERS is available
See Related English:   Tourette Syndrome
 
History Note English:   2000 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   34317 
Unique Identifier:   D020323 

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