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The definition of Tourette Syndrome, shown below, requires that movements be present.


Movements are more often described as Motor Tics.  A movement is defined as the flexing of a single muscle group which is called a Simple Motor Tic.  The flexing of multiple muscle groups at the same time is known as Complex Motor Tics.


Movements can include such things as eye-blinking, leg-kicking and head-nodding.


See TICS for a more complete description of motor tics and see the TIC LIST for more examples of motor tics.



Tourette Syndrome is a chronic

neurochemical disorder that causes involuntary movements and sounds known as tics.


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