anarthria


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an·ar·thri·a

 (ăn-är′thrē-ə)
n.
Loss of the motor ability that enables speech.

[New Latin, from Greek anarthros, not articulated; see anarthrous.]

an·ar′thric (-thrĭk) adj.

anarthria

(ænˈɑːθrɪə)
n
(Medicine) pathol loss of the ability to speak coherently
[C19: New Latin, from Greek anarthros lacking vigour, from an- + arthros joint]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anarthria - partial or total loss of articulate speech resulting from lesions of the central nervous systemanarthria - partial or total loss of articulate speech resulting from lesions of the central nervous system
defect of speech, speech defect, speech disorder - a disorder of oral speech
Translations
anarthrie
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Linguistic disorders of posterior system strokes LOCALIZATION LINGUISTIC DISORDER CEREBELLUM Dysarthria, anarthria Verbal fluency deficits Reading deficiencies Agrammatical speech Cerebellar lesion induced aphasia THALAMUS Reduction of speech output Anomia Paraphasia OCCIPITAL LOBE Pure alexia
The next day she became acutely altered with anarthria, difficulty speaking, and stiff facial muscles.
Further, even individuals with anarthria (no speech) can and do develop phonological awareness when they have long term access and use of voice output devices which allow them to construct and hear their written texts.