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Medical Term:

spasmodic dysphonia


a spasmodic contradiction of the intrinsic muscles of the larynx excited by attempted phonation, producing either adductor or abductor subtypes caused by a central nervous system disorder. A localized form of movement disorder.

Synonym(s): dysphonia spastica, spastic dysphonia

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