parkinsonian dysarthria

par·kin·so·ni·an dys·arth·ri·a

(pahr'kin-sō'nē-ăn dis-ahr'thrē-ă)
A hypokinetic dysarthria associated with parkinsonism, characterized by rigidity and reduced range of articulatory movements, monotony of pitch and loudness, reduced loudness, short rushes of speech, and rapid rate.
See: parkinsonism
See also: hypokinetic dysarthria
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Gronheit), who were blinded for the speakers' condition, according to a four-dimensional scoring system which is used for the description of Parkinsonian dysarthria in our clinic (Table 2).
Admittedly, the current study has some methodical limitations which are mainly induced by our attempt to combine acoustic and perceptual measurements of speech in order to achieve a complete description of all the different dimensions of Parkinsonian dysarthria. However, measures of the acoustic analysis showed only weak correlations with perceptual ratings, and no single simple acoustic measure was found to be an adequate surrogate parameter to mirror overall speech intelligibility.
Speech disorders associated with PD are known as Parkinsonian dysarthria or hypokinetic dysarthria (Schulz & Grant, 2000).