vocal tic


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vocal tic

n.
An abrupt exclamation, utterance, or other vocalization, especially as produced by a person with Tourette syndrome.

vocal tic

Phonic tic Neurology An involuntary sound produced by moving air through the nose, mouth, or throat; VTs include throat-clearing sounds and sniffing to grunts to verbalizations of syllables and words, utterances of inappropriate, undesired statements or obscenities or coprolalia Types Simple–single sounds–eg, throat clearing, barking, sniffing; complex–verbalizations–expression of words–eg, coprolalia, echolalia, palilalia–repeating of person's own words; VTs frequently change and vary in severity over time; remissions and exacerbations are common. See Tourette syndrome. Cf Motor tic.
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Brief functional analysis and treatment of a vocal tic.
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His motor tics (mouth movements, head banging, shoulder shaking, hand and leg swinging, stomach muscles stretching) started 3 years ago and his vocal tics one year later (winking, sniffing, copropraxy, coprolalia, echolalia, sudden bursting talks, coughing, snoring, whistlingl, affecting daily activities such as putting clothes on, eating and showering.
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Comment: Tourette's syndrome is characterized by motor and vocal tics.
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The condition is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary facial and body movements and sometimes also causes vocal tics such as grunting, throat-clearing or the involuntary use of obscene or socially inappropriate words.
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Simple vocal tics may involve coughing, throat clearing and whistling, while complex vocal tics include the repetition of words or phrases, such as 'you know' or 'alright'.
Some examples of vocal tics are throat-clearing, snorting, grunting, or barking, or even words or phrases.