any of certain disorders of articulation, as stammering or stuttering, caused by a nerve defect.
Origin of dysarthria
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imperfect articulation of speech caused by damage to the nervous system
Word Origin for dysarthria
from dys- + arthria from Greek arthron articulation
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Difficulty in articulating words due to emotional stress or to paralysis, incoordination, or spasticity of the muscles used in speaking.
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