(zheel dĕ la toor-et)
a condition characterized by multiple tics, both motor tics (e.g. eye rolling, arm movements) and vocal tics (e.g. grunts and, in a minority of patients, involuntary obscene speech), for at least one year. The condition usually starts in childhood and commonly improves with age. [G. Gilles de la Tourette (1857–1904), French neurologist]
Subjects: Medicine and Health.