Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Difficulty in articulating words, caused by impairment of the muscles used in speech.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inability to articulate distinctly; dyslalia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. impaired articulatory ability resulting from defects in the peripheral motor nerves or in the speech musculature

Etymologies

dys- + Greek arthron, joint, (vocal) articulation.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Greek dys- (mis-, accidental) and arthrosis ἄρθρωσις (articulation). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Aphasia may co-occur with speech disorders such as dysarthria or apraxia of speech, which also result from brain damage.

    Kulturblog

  • Using a UQ-built telerehabilitation device, the study assessed 86 patients with various speech and language disorders, such as dysarthria, aphasia and apraxia of speech.

    UQ News Online

  • Damage to this part results in dysarthria, the inability to move the lips and tongue properly even if the rest of the brain can imagine perfectly well what it wants to say.

    World Wide Mind

  • He illustrates this with a study about a “boy with congenital dysarthria, a disorder of the peripheral speech organs, who was never able to speak” (Principles and Practice, p60).

    Z is for ZPD « An A-Z of ELT

  • Brain trauma or strokes often affect victims 'speech, a condition known as dysarthria.

    Kay Russell, English Woman, Left With French Accent After Migraine Attack (VIDEO)

  • He illustrates this with a study about a “boy with congenital dysarthria, a disorder of the peripheral speech organs, who was never able to speak” Principles and Practice, p60.

    Z is for ZPD « An A-Z of ELT

  • Brain stem strokes almost always have other neurological findings-diplopia,cranial nerve palsies ,dysarthria, etc-but midline cerebellar disease may only have vertigo, nausea and inability to walk so intense is the disequilibrium.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • It said that Ali seems to have a mild ataxic dysarthria difficulty in coordinating the muscles used in speaking.

    Sound and Fury

  • Then occurs _dysarthria_, and, if the path is totally impassable at any place, _anarthria_.

    The Mind of the Child, Part II The Development of the Intellect, International Education Series Edited By William T. Harris, Volume IX.

  • It also can have as effects: dysarthria, dysphasia and respiratory compromise.

    Vault9.net

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