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dysarthria

 [dis-ahr´thre-ah]
imperfect articulation of speech due to disturbances of muscular control resulting from central or peripheral nervous system damage.

dys·ar·thri·a

(dis-ar'thrē-ă),
A disturbance of speech due to emotional stress, to brain injury, or to paralysis, incoordination, or spasticity of the muscles used for speaking.
Synonym(s): dysarthrosis (1)
[dys- + G. arthroō, to articulate]

dysarthria

/dys·ar·thria/ (dis-ahr´thre-ah) a speech disorder caused by disturbances of muscular control because of damage to the central or peripheral nervous system.

dysarthria

(dĭs-är′thrē-ə)
n.
Difficulty in articulating words, caused by impairment of the muscles used in speech.

dysarthria

[disär′thrē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, dys + arthroun, to articulate
difficult, poorly articulated speech, resulting from interference in the control and execution over the muscles of speech usually caused by damage to a central or peripheral motor nerve.

dysarthria

A generic term for any speech disorder caused by an alteration of strength and control of speech muscles due to damage to the brain or nerves. Dysarthria may indicate increased posterior fossa pressure on the brainstem/medulla oblongata.
 
Clinical findings
Difficulty in speaking or forming words.

dysarthria

Neurology A group of speech disorders caused by disturbances in the strength or coordination of speech muscles due to damage to the brain or nerves; dysarthria may indicate ↑ posterior fossa pressure on the brainstem/medulla oblongata Clinical Difficulty in speaking or forming words. See Speech pathology.

dys·ar·thri·a

(dis-ahr'thrē-ă)
A disturbance of speech due to paralysis, incoordination, or spasticity of the muscles used for speaking.
Synonym(s): dysarthrosis (1) .
[dys- + G. arthroō, to articulate]

dysarthria

Inability to speak normally because of loss of functional control over the muscles of the tongue, lips, cheeks or larynx. This usually results from neurological disorder such as STROKE.

dys·ar·thri·a

(dis-ahr'thrē-ă)
A disturbance of speech due to emotional stress or other causes.
[dys- + G. arthroō, to articulate]

dysarthria (disärth´rēə),

n a speech impediment brought on by emotional distress, paralysis, or muscle spasticity.