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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.
Research has provided evidence of such PA in the anarthric or severely dysarthric population, although not always intact (Baddeley & Wilson, 1985; Bishop, 1985; Bishop, Byers Brown, & Robson, 1990; Bishop & Robson, 1989a, b; Dahlgren, Sandberg, & Hjelmquist, 1996a; Foley, 1993).