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dysarthria

 [dis-ahr´thre-ah]
imperfect articulation of speech due to disturbances of muscular control resulting from central or peripheral nervous system damage.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dys·ar·thri·a

(dis-ar'thrē-ă),
A disturbance of speech due to emotional stress, to brain injury, or to paralysis, incoordination, or spasticity of the muscles used for speaking.
Synonym(s): dysarthrosis (1)
[dys- + G. arthroō, to articulate]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

dysarthria

(dĭs-är′thrē-ə)
n.
Difficulty in articulating words, caused by impairment of the muscles used in speech.
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dysarthria

A generic term for any speech disorder caused by an alteration of strength and control of speech muscles due to damage to the brain or nerves. Dysarthria may indicate increased posterior fossa pressure on the brainstem/medulla oblongata.
 
Clinical findings
Difficulty in speaking or forming words.
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dysarthria

Neurology A group of speech disorders caused by disturbances in the strength or coordination of speech muscles due to damage to the brain or nerves; dysarthria may indicate ↑ posterior fossa pressure on the brainstem/medulla oblongata Clinical Difficulty in speaking or forming words. See Speech pathology.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dys·ar·thri·a

(dis-ahr'thrē-ă)
A disturbance of speech due to paralysis, incoordination, or spasticity of the muscles used for speaking.
Synonym(s): dysarthrosis (1) .
[dys- + G. arthroō, to articulate]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dysarthria

Inability to speak normally because of loss of functional control over the muscles of the tongue, lips, cheeks or larynx. This usually results from neurological disorder such as STROKE.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

dys·ar·thri·a

(dis-ahr'thrē-ă)
A disturbance of speech due to emotional stress or other causes.
[dys- + G. arthroō, to articulate]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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