staccato speech


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Related to staccato speech: Dysdiadochokinesia, scanning speech

stac·ca·to speech

an abrupt utterance, each syllable being enunciated separately; noted especially in multiple sclerosis.
Synonym(s): syllabic speech

staccato speech

[stəkä′tō]
Etymology: It, detached; ME, speche
abnormal speech in which the person pauses between words, breaking the rhythm of the phrase or sentence. The condition is sometimes observed in association with multiple sclerosis.

staccato speech

Neurology Clipped, abrupt speech which may occur in multiple sclerosis

stac·ca·to speech

(stă-kah'tō spēch)
An abrupt utterance, each syllable being enunciated separately; noted especially in multiple sclerosis.
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