ventricular phonation

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ventricular phonation

a disorder of speech usually caused by muscular dysfunction and/or folds that vibrate with the vocal cords. It is characterized by a deep tone and strained sound.

ven·tric·u·lar pho·na·tion

(ven-trik'yū-lăr fō-nā'shŭn)
Voice produced by vibration of the ventricular (vestibular) folds, just above the vocal folds. This may occur as a substitute for, or in addition to, vocal fold vibration, and creates a hoarse, low-pitched voice.
Synonym(s): vestibular phonation.