coprolalia


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cop·ro·la·li·a

 (kŏp′rə-lā′lē-ə)
n.
The involuntary, often obsessive use of obscene or scatological language that may accompany certain mental disorders, such as Tourette syndrome.

[copro- + Greek laliā, babbling (from lalein, to talk).]

coprolalia

(ˌkɒprəˈleɪlɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) obsessive use of obscene or foul language

coprolalia

the habitual use of foul language.
See also: Obscenity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coprolalia - an uncontrollable use of obscene language; often accompanied by mental disorders
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
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In reality, this type of verbal tic - known as coprolalia - is present in only 10 to 15 percent of those with TS.
The media sensationalizes Tourette in movies and on TV by showing the most shocking cases, misleading the public into believing that all people with it have coprolalia (known as the "swearing tic") or other extreme symptoms.
His nervous twitches were followed by involuntary gasps and then he started yelling "hey hey", before it developed into the full-on coprolalia form of the illness.
In about half the cases, the sufferer has episodes of coprolalia (using foul language).
And make sure the priest mentions speaking in low, raspy voices very different from the speaker's, but omit references to coprolalia unless you can get our little girl to say some pretty nasty words, and pass it by legal first if you do.
This behavior belongs to a rare form of TS called coprolalia that affects only a small percentage of Tourette's patients.
Botulinum toxin injection into vocal cord in the treatment of malignant coprolalia associated with Tourette's syndrome.