noun[mass noun] Medicine
- Difficult or unclear articulation of speech that is otherwise linguistically normal.More example sentences
- Functional deficits in tongue movement contribute to a host of disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, dysarthria, and dysphagia.
- The diagnosis usually is not suspected until the neurological symptoms, including cognitive impairment, pain and paresthesias, dysarthria, and gait abnormalities, appear.
- A 50 year old man presented with a two week history of a flu-like illness and four days of dysarthria, dysphagia, shortness of breath, and neck discomfort.
late 19th century: from dys- 'difficult' + Greek arthron 'joint or articulation'.
More definitions of dysarthriaDefinition of dysarthria in:
- The US English dictionary