A speech impairment that results in physical diffculty pronouncing words. See also: aphasia.

Causes:

Intoxication
poorly fitting dentures
degenerative neurological disorder

Symptoms:

Difficulty pronouncing and/or forming words and phrases.

Treatments/Cures:

Speech therapy.

  1. A speech disorder characterized by the mispronunciation of words.

  2. A condition where movement of the joints is impaired by loss of muscle control. Generally this condition comes about when parts of the nervous system have been damaged.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

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