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a rough quality of the voice.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A noisy quality of the voice.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
hoarsenessAudiology An abnormally rough or harsh voice caused by vocal abuse and other disorders–eg, GERD, thyroid problems, or trauma to the larynx
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
hoarsenessThe result of thickening of the vocal cords usually from inflammation (LARYNGITIS) but also from nodules on the cords (SINGERS' NODES) or by partial paralysis of the muscles that tighten the cords from involvement of a laryngeal nerve by neck cancer or trauma.
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