aprosody


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a·pros·o·dy

(ă-pros'ō-dē),
Absence, in speech, of rhythm and the normal variations in pitch and stress.
[G. a- priv. + prosōdia, voice modulation]

a·pros·o·dy

, aprosodia (ā-pros'ŏ-dē, ā-prō-sō'dē-ă)
Complete loss of speech intonation patterns, usually due to a neurologic disorder.
See also: dysprosody
[G. a- priv. + prosōdia, voice modulation]

aprosody

(ā″pros′ŏ-dē) [ ¹an- + prosody]
Absence of normal variations of pitch, rhythm, and stress in the speech.
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Depressive disorders among patients with anosognosia, neglect, or aprosody, who deny symptoms of depression, may also be underdiagnosed, although symptoms related to specific physical disease, such as changes in appetite or insomnia, may be overestimated by clinicians [26].
Nursing Diagnoses in Idiopathic Parkinsonism[22] * Activity intolerance related to (R/T) bradykinesia perceived as weakness * Ineffective breathing patter to R/T bradykinesia and rigidity, and/or levodopa induced dyskinesia of throat and thorax muscles and diaphragm * Body image disturbance R/T bradykinesia, tremor, masked facies, blepharospasm, sialorrhea and stooped posture * Caregiver role strain R/T patient's increasing dependence, altered communication patterns and loss of facial animation * Impaired verbal communication R/T weak voice (hypophonia), absence of normal pitch and rhythm of speech (aprosody) and difficult articulation (dysarthria).