oral apraxia

or·al a·prax·i·a

(ōr'ăl ă-praks'ē-ă)
Reduced ability, due to cortical sensorimotor damage, to perform voluntary movements of the oral musculature, especially sequenced movements. Often occurs with apraxia of speech.
See also: apraxia
Synonym(s): oral motor apraxia.
References in periodicals archive ?
Oral apraxia impairs voluntary movement of the oral/respiratory structures, such as tongue protrusion, expectorating, blowing or puckering the lips.
Therefore, the presence of mild facial and lingual weakness and / or concomitant nonverbal oral apraxia were admitted, but not the existence of abnormal reflexes, significant alterations in muscle tone, involuntary movements, dysmetria and / or kinetic tremors.
Common considerations in the study of limb, verbal, and oral apraxia.