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akinetic-rigid HD

noun [U] uk   /eɪ.kɪˌnet.ɪkˌrɪdʒ.ɪd eɪtʃˈdiː/  us   /ˈeɪ.kɪˌnet.ɪkˈrɪdʒ.ɪd ˌeɪtʃˈdiː/ (also juvenile HD, Westphal variant HD) specialized
a genetic disease that causes uncontrollable physical movements and eventual dementia. It is a form of Huntington's disease that starts before the age of 20 and progresses rapidly
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