- any disturbance of normal vocal function.
Origin of dysphonia
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Dysphonia is difficulty in speaking, and is the result of some forms of laryngitis.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
If the recurrent laryngeal nerve be compressed, there will be dysphonia or aphonia.
But his worst symptom was dysphonia; he would try to articulate one word, and find himself using another.File No. 113
- any impairment in the ability to speak normally, as from spasm or strain of the vocal cords
C18: New Latin, from Greek: harshness of sound, from dys- + -phōnia -phony
- Difficulty in speaking, usually evidenced by hoarseness.
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