dysarthria definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Difficulty in articulating words, caused by impairment of the muscles used in speech.
Origin: dys- + Greek arthron, joint, (vocal) articulation; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
dysarthria - Medical Definition
Difficulty in articulating words due to emotional stress or to paralysis, incoordination, or spasticity of the muscles used in speaking.
- dysarthric adjective