After a fright the child remains unnaturally timid; or from unusual fatigue, or from exposure to a very dry cold atmosphere; much trembling of extremities.
TRUE CEREBRAL CHOREA, with clonic spasms when awake, quiet when asleep, though jerking when going to sleep; spasmodic motions, from simple involuntary motions and jerks of single muscles to a dancing of the whole body, or ATTACK CROSSWISE (Stramonium), AN UPPER RIGHT AND A LOWER LEFT EXTREMITY, OR VICE VERSA; convulsive condition of the muscles of head and neck, constantly; extreme mobility of lower limbs and the body generally. Frequent nictitation of eyelids; twitchings and spasms of eyeballs; redness of inner canthi of eyes; lachrymation; sensitiveness of lumbar vertebrae, spinal column sensitive to pressure or to a hot sponge; body convulsed, as if a galvanic battery were applied to the spine. Ravenous appetite, but difficulty of swallowing; cervical glands swollen; inarticulate speech; itching of eyelids and of different spots on skin, resembling chilblains; weakness and coldness of limbs; unsteady walk; joints feel as if dislocated; emaciation; IDIOTIC EXPRESSION OF FACE; (<) during approach of a thunderstorm, while awake; (>) while asleep, perfect freedom from all involuntary motion.
Stubborn cases of chorea; uneasiness in legs, changes position of this feet constantly, or walks about to get relief; trembling of limbs and great prostration, with anxious restlessness.
Peevish and inclined to weep; speech unintelligible, can utter but single words and these only with great exertion; froth at the mouth; hunger, but cannot get the food down, swallowing difficult; cannot sit without support or else would be thrown from the chair; to muscular motion at night; after fright or other emotions.
Very sensitive and excitable; all perception of the senses lessened, but not consciousness; grinding of teeth; starting at night; transient griping pains in umbilical region; abdominal pulsations; with twitching of single muscles or convulsive motions of the same; speech unintelligible; tongue white, swollen; constantly chewing and working frothy slime out of the mouth; great disgust for all food; flatus upward and hiccough; constant convulsive TREMOR OF LIMBS, RELIEVED BY THE HANDS OF ANOTHER PERSON; constant change of mind, restlessness, easily confused.
Trembling jactitation of both arms and legs; unable to feed herself or to walk; frequent, clear, profuse urine; capricious appetite for highly-seasoned dishes and aversion to meat; itching spots on skin; sensation as if the brain were shaken by electric shocks; from fright or mental depression.
Motions of body are generally backward or to and fro; constantly changing emprosthotonos to opisthotonos; boring head into pillow; numbness of fingers; grinding of teeth; moaning; soreness and tenderness of last lumbar vertebrae; flushed face and sore throat. After fright or mental excitement, especially when the flexors are affected and the paroxysms are preceded by numb feeling in muscles, or by a sensation as if a mouse ran over the extremities; dull, heavy, drowsy, stupid; tongue paretic; difficult articulation; violent congestion; throbbing of carotids, dilated pupils, wild look, injected eyes. REFLEX CHOREA FROM DENTITION OR PREGNANCY; EPIDEMIC CHOREA.
Stuttering and stammering; gets angry when incoherent speech is not understood; rapidly increasing twitching of all muscles o the body, till all of them are violently, agitated.
(Calabar). Chorea of right side; tongue swollen and palsied.
Fright followed by trembling motions of upper and lower limbs; dancing wavelets of light; itching of eyes; patient low-spirited and peevish, (>) from engaging his attention; cannot speak, as he bites his tongue when trying to speak (Conium) twitching of muscles, sometimes only one-sided, trembling of body, falling down, great weariness; feet cold and damp; profuse perspiration on head. During SECOND DENTITION, FROM ONANISM, WORMS, FROM SCROFULOSIS.
Chorea in young girls with menstrual troubles.
Scrofulosis. Convulsive movements, especially ON RIGHT SIDE, turns head to the right, with distortion of eyes; tendency to aphonia and other paralytic conditions; dimness of vision; muscles of tongue affected so that speech is thick and words are jerked out; palsy of face; weakness of mind; CHOREA AT NIGHT, distortion, twisting and jerking of limbs preventing sleep; constipation; after suppressed eruption of head; (<) in open air, evenings.
Choreic attack in a woman AFTER COITUS; involuntary discharge of faeces and urine; whole body feels numb; respiration affected, with feeling of suffocation.
Congestion to cerebellum; sad and troubled without cause; anxiety, palpitation; loss of appetite, with vertigo and compression of head; paralytic weakness in left thigh and knee when stepping.
Twisting and distortion of the limbs; twisting the child into the most curious and frightful contortions, sometimes accompanied by screams. Choreic movements of eyes, face, extremities; of the whole body; difficulty of speech and paresis of muscles; sudden rigidity, with jerking of limbs. CHOREA MAGNA (Laur., Tarent.,
Chorea from spinal irritation, from rheumatic and other causes, as from uterine displacements; CARDIAC CHOREA, (<) during menses and from cold air; nervous tremors; twitching, jerking, twisting motions; usually confined to LEFT SIDE; constant mobility; depression of spirits and insomnia; frequent alternation of heat and cold in different parts of the body; great difficulty in swallowing; (<) when following rheumatic fever, during menses or after their suppression; quiet during sleep.
Pale, earthy, yellowish face, eyes starting; object look yellow; choreic motions extend to tongue, OEsophagus and larynx, causing a clucking noise from throat to stomach; gnawing sensation in stomach as from hunger; urine clear or turns milky on standing; clear, red tongue; child outrageously cross and peevish, does not wish to play; twitchings, jerking and distortion of limbs; (<) after dinner, at night by contact or by pressing on parts affected.
Right arm and right leg principally affected; face puffed, somewhat bluish; hands look as if frozen; legs become more and more useless; twitchings of isolated groups of muscles; jerking of eyelids and convulsive motions of eyes; (<) for a while after eating, drinking, sleeping or talking; (>) quite, during sleep.
OBSTINATE AND LONG-CONTINUED CHOREA; patient can neither lie nor stand, head, limbs and body being in constant motion and each muscle partaking apparently of irregular action; wakes from disturbed rest, cries out and screams till nearly exhausted and in danger of general convulsions.
Spasmodic twitching of upper and lower extremities; sudden twitchings during sleep, so violent as to awaken him in affright; frightful dreams.
CHOREA EVERY SEVEN DAYS; jerking in muscles; contractions of single sets of muscles; jumping, dancing, laughing, desire to kiss everybody; changeable disposition, with sudden alternation of excessive happiness, affection or rage; music affects her, but given no relief (HYSTERIC CHOREA); congestion to the head with epistaxis of dark and stringy blood; suppressed menses; (<) every evening; (>) from profuse epistaxis.
Chorea, especially when it can be traced to anything SEPTIC or TOXAEMIC, or even if tautogenetic, as in rheumatic, albuminuric or amenorrhoeic subjects, nervousness and depression of spirits; irritable, cross; infuriated by lest annoyance; starting, jerking, trembling and unsteadiness of limbs; easily tried by least exertion; (<) after sleep.
PERIODICAL CHOREA, irregular movements commencing in fingers and toes, or in one arm and spreading all over the body, twitchings often confined to one side; terrible contortions and awkward movements accompanied by laughter, grimaces; exaltations and ecstasies; melancholy and dread of society; painful attacks, cramps in calves; inability to speak or only imperfectly; sudden piercing cries; distortion of mouth and eyes; cases of repercussed eruptions. Paralysis after chorea; (<) after fright, from motion; (>) lying down.
Chorea following or being allied to rheumatism; trembling in all the limbs; weakness of external recti; smoky appearance before eyes; control of the limbs gradually waning, cannot direct their movements with precision; cold hands and feet; hysteria.
RESULT OF LONG AND DEBILITATING DISEASES, as typhoid; every muscle of the body twitches and is thrown about, from the eyes to the toes; head seems to fall from side to side, with silly expression; throwing abut of the arms; abnormal impression of distances, misses what he reaches for; tottering gait; great agitation and loquacity; laughs at everything, very talkative, or loss of speech; does not want to be clothed or covered; tendency to idiocy.