dysarthria

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(dis-ar′thrē-ă )

[dys- + Gr. arthroun, to utter distinctly]
Impairment or clumsiness in speaking due to diseases that affect the oral, lingual, or pharyngeal muscles. The patient's speech may be difficult to understand, but there is no evidence of aphasia.
SEE: aphasia

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