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Difficult or unclear articulation of speech that is otherwise linguistically normal.
- ‘From the hospital correspondence, you gather the psychiatrist detected dysarthria and abnormal involuntary movements and asked for a neurologist's opinion.’
- ‘A 50 year old man presented with a two week history of a flu-like illness and four days of dysarthria, dysphagia, shortness of breath, and neck discomfort.’
- ‘The diagnosis usually is not suspected until the neurological symptoms, including cognitive impairment, pain and paresthesias, dysarthria, and gait abnormalities, appear.’
- ‘Functional deficits in tongue movement contribute to a host of disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, dysarthria, and dysphagia.’
- ‘She was intelligent, articulate, despite severe dysarthria, was positive, willing to give anything a go, and had a wicked, infectious sense of humour.’
Late 19th century: from dys- difficult + Greek arthron joint or articulation.
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