dysarthria

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Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from Latin dys- (dysfunctional, impaired) and arthr- (joint, vocal articulation), and -ia (used to form nouns), from the three corresponding Greek forms.

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dysarthria (countable and uncountable, plural dysarthrias)

  1. Difficulty in articulating words due to disturbance in the form or function of the structures that modulate voice into speech. One of the first indicative symptoms of myasthenia gravis brought about by an auto-immune response to acetylcholine receptors.

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