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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Involuntary utterances of vulgar or obscene words; found in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
[copro- + G. lalia, talk]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
The involuntary, often obsessive use of obscene or scatological language that may accompany certain mental disorders, such as Tourette syndrome.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Involuntary utterances of vulgar or obscene words; seen in Tourette syndrome.
[G. copros, filth + G. lalia, talk]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
coprolaliaSustained obscenity of speech.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
The involuntary expression of obscene words or phrases.
Mentioned in: Tourette Syndrome
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