coprolalia


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coprolalia

 [kop″ro-la´le-ah]
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.

cop·ro·la·li·a

(kop'rō-lā'lē-ă),
Involuntary utterances of vulgar or obscene words; found in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
Synonym(s): coprophrasia
[copro- + G. lalia, talk]

coprolalia

(kŏp′rə-lā′lē-ə)
n.
The involuntary, often obsessive use of obscene or scatological language that may accompany certain mental disorders, such as Tourette syndrome.

coprolalia

Scatologia 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.

cop·ro·la·li·a

(kop'rō-lā'lē-ă)
Involuntary utterances of vulgar or obscene words; seen in Tourette syndrome.
[G. copros, filth + G. lalia, talk]

coprolalia

Sustained obscenity of speech.

Coprolalia

The involuntary expression of obscene words or phrases.
Mentioned in: Tourette Syndrome
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There is also evidence of vocal tics and coprolalia. As regards tics, it is noted that he would imitate animal sounds, particularly cats meowing.
Los tics vocales complejos tienen un significado linguistico ya que se trata de palabras, frases, oraciones completas como la ecolalia, coprolalia y palilalia.
Both coprolalia and copropraxia are uncommon, occurring in less than 15 per cent of sufferers, and neither is necessary for the diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome.
One of the most embarrassing for sufferers is uttering words or phrases out of context, coprolalia (saying socially unacceptable words: for instance swearing), and echolalia (repeating a sound, word, or phrase just heard).
Winking at the wrong time could obviously become awkward but would be far easier to deal with than coprolalia (blurting out obscene words).
(4) Se trataba de una mujer de la nobleza quien presentaba desde los siete anos de edad tics motores permanentes, coprolalia y gritos extranos.
Around 15 per cent of sufferers develop coprolalia, the involuntary outbursts of expletives, sexual obscenities and racial slurs.
The Simpleton's lines also ring a series of changes on cagar, merda, mijar and their derivatives; as Stephen Reckert remarks, 'Joane e um caso de coprolalia cronica'.
Contrary to years of sensationalized media accounts, coprolalia, or the involuntary uttering of obscenities, or inappropriate langnage, is one of the rarest symptoms of TS and is present in fewer than 15 percent of all people with the disorder.
The involuntary interjection of obscenities into daily conversation, or coprolalia, is the most famous TS symptom, but affects only a minority of persons with TS (Singer, 1997).