Term Tourette's Syndrome
Code YF-3000.8640
Definition A neurological movement disorder which begins when the individual is age two to 16 and is characterized by rapidly repetitive muscular movements called "tics" including rapid eye blinking, shoulder shrugging, head jerking, facial twitches or other torso/limb movements; and involuntary vocalizations including repeated sniffing, throat clearing, coughing, grunting, barking or shrieking.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 9/26/05
Use References Tourette Syndrome
See Also References Disorders of Infancy/Childhood (YF-5000.1700)
External Classification Terms Nerve, Muscle & Bone Diseases (NTE G50)
Nervous System Diseases (NPC G02.15)
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