dys·​ar·​thria | \di-ˈsär-thrē-ə \

Definition of dysarthria 

: difficulty in articulating words due to disease of the central nervous system

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Classical symptoms include symmetrical quadriplegia, dysarthria, dysphagia, confusion, and pseudobulbar palsy. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "Spreading cholera, maybe polio: Now will we care about Haiti?," 27 Jan. 2011

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First Known Use of dysarthria

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dysarthria

New Latin, from dys- + arthr- + -ia

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dys·​ar·​thria | \dis-ˈär-thrē-ə \

Medical Definition of dysarthria 

: difficulty in articulating words due to disease of the central nervous system — compare dysphasia

Other Words from dysarthria

dysarthric \ -​thrik \ adjective

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