Dysarthria meaning

dĭs-ärthrē-ə
Difficulty in articulating words, caused by impairment of the muscles used in speech.
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Difficulty in articulating words, caused by impairment of the muscles used in speech.
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Difficulty in articulating words due to disturbance in the form or function of the structures that modulate voice into speech. One of first indicative symptoms of myasthenia gravis brought about by an auto-immune response to acetylcholine receptors.
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Origin of dysarthria

  • dys– Greek arthron joint, (vocal) articulation ar- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Greek dys- (mis-, accidental) and arthrosis ἄρθρωσις (articulation).

    From Wiktionary