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Loss of the motor ability that enables speech.

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

an·ar′thric (-thrĭk) adj.


relating to anarthria
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12) reported a case with dysarthric and agrammatic speech, accompanied by word errors, that developed after right cerebellum infarction; moreover, the mutism in this case at the beginning of the process is noteworthy and constitutes an example of anarthric mutism.
With anarthric or aphonic patients, asking yes/no questions, avoiding questions with multiple-choice answers, and using alphabet boards or devices, such as speaking dictionaries, may help with communication.