"Tourette Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A neuropsychological disorder related to alterations in DOPAMINE metabolism and neurotransmission involving frontal-subcortical neuronal circuits. Both multiple motor and one or more vocal tics need to be present with TICS occurring many times a day, nearly daily, over a period of more than one year. The onset is before age 18 and the disturbance is not due to direct physiological effects of a substance or a general medical condition. The disturbance causes marked distress or significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. (From DSM-IV, 1994; Neurol Clin 1997 May;15(2):357-79)
- Tourette Syndrome
- Combined Vocal and Multiple Motor Tic Disorder
- Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome
- Gilles de la Tourette's Disease
- Tourette's Syndrome
- Syndrome, Tourette's
- Tourettes Syndrome
- Tic Disorder, Combined Vocal and Multiple Motor
- Tourette Disease
- Tourette Disorder
- Tourette's Disease
- Tourettes Disease
- Tourette's Disorder
- Tourettes Disorder
- Combined Multiple Motor and Vocal Tic Disorder
- Multiple Motor and Vocal Tic Disorder, Combined
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