spastic dysarthria

(redirected from rigid dysarthria)

spas·tic dys·ar·thri·a

dysarthria caused by lesions along the corticobulbar tracts.
Synonym(s): rigid dysarthria

spastic dysarthria

a type of motor speech disorder affecting speech articulation, caused by lesions of the corticobulbar tracts. It affects strength, speed, precision, range of motion, and coordination of speech musculature movements.

spas·tic dys·ar·thri·a

(spas'tik dis-ahr'thrē-ă)
Disturbance associated with upper motor neuron disorders causing excess tone and limited range in muscle movements, characterized by imprecise consonants, monotony of pitch and reduced stress, and a labored voice quality.
See also: pseudobulbar palsy