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compulsive, stereotyped use of obscene language, particularly of words relating to feces; seen in some cases of schizophrenia and Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome.
Involuntary utterances of vulgar or obscene words; found in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
[copro- + G. lalia, talk]
The involuntary, often obsessive use of obscene or scatological language that may accompany certain mental disorders, such as Tourette syndrome.
coprolaliaScatologia The use of words, phrases, and 'colorful' language that is regarded as obscene which may be a manifestation of paraphilia or Tourette syndrome. Cf Telephone scatologia.
Involuntary utterances of vulgar or obscene words; seen in Tourette syndrome.
[G. copros, filth + G. lalia, talk]
coprolaliaSustained obscenity of speech.
The involuntary expression of obscene words or phrases.
Mentioned in: Tourette Syndrome