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dysarthria

Pronunciation: dis-ar'thre-a

Definition: A disturbance of speech due to emotional stress, to brain injury, or to paralysis, incoordination, or spasticity of the muscles used for speaking.

Synonym(s): dysarthrosis1

[dys- + G. arthroo, to articulate]

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