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logorrhea

 [log″o-re´ah]
excessive volubility, with rapid, pressured speech, as in manic episodes of bipolar disorder and some cases of schizophrenia. Called also lalorrhea, pressured speech, tachylalia, and tachyphasia.
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log·or·rhe·a

(log'ō-rē'ă),
Rarely used term for abnormal or pathologic talkativeness or garrulousness.
[logo- + G. rhoia, a flow]
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log·or·rhe·a

(lawg'ōr-ē'ă)
Abnormal or pathologic talkativeness or garrulousness.
Synonym(s): logorrhoea.
[logo- + G. rhoia, a flow]
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Ironically, Morose himself displays a hyperaggressive logorrhea, speaking for long paragraphs about his insistence on silence and engaging with Truewit in a vigorous duet of curses for the barber Cutbeard.
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Schizophrenia yanks Matilda through manic-depressive mood swings, exhausting, finally, even her logorrhea. "There are still many details, but there is no plot at all to guide them." Silence descends.
This is particularly ironic since most of Monsivais's chronicles could be read as "un diluvio verbal," a logorrhea. Is production for Monsivais tolerated only when verbal?
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