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aphonia

 [a-fo´ne-ah]
loss of the voice; see also dysphonia.

a·pho·ni·a

(ă-fō'nē-ă),
Loss of the voice as a result of disease or injury to the larynx.
[G. a- priv. + phōnē, voice]

aphonia

/apho·nia/ (a-fo´ne-ah) loss of voice; inability to produce vocal sounds.

aphonia

(ā-fō′nē-ə)
n.
Loss of the voice resulting from disease, injury to the vocal cords, or various psychological causes, such as hysteria.

a·phon′ic (ā-fŏn′ĭk, ā-fō′nĭk) adj.

aphonia

[āfō′nē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, a, phone, without voice
a condition characterized by loss of the ability to produce normal speech sounds that results from overuse of the vocal cords, organic disease, or psychological causes, such as anxiety. Kinds of aphonia include aphonia clericorum, aphonia paralytica, aphonia paranoica, and spastic aphonia. See also speech dysfunction. aphonic, aphonous, adj.

aphonia

Complete speechlessness due to an inability to produce normal sounds secondary to organic (e.g., laryngeal) disease or mental retardation.

aphonia

ENT Complete speechlessness resulting from an inability to produce normal sounds due to organic–eg, laryngeal disease or mental cause. See Stroke. Cf Alalia, Spasmodic dysphonia.

a·pho·ni·a

(ă-fō'nē-ă)
Loss of the voice as a result of disease or injury to the larynx.
[G. a- priv. + phōnē, voice]

aphonia

Loss of voice, usually as a result of disorder of the LARYNX or VOCAL CORDS.

aphonia

loss of the voice; inability to produce vocal sounds.

aphonia clericorum
loss of the voice from overuse, as in dogs barking excessively during kenneling.