dysphonia

dysphonia
Altered voice production. [dys- + G. phone, voice]
- abductor spasmodic d. a breathy form of spasmodic d. caused by excessive and long vocal cord opening for voiceless phonemes extending into vowels.
- adductor spasmodic d. a form of spasmodic d. in which excessive closure of the vocal cords affects the initiation and maintenance of phonation.
- d. plicae ventricularis phonation with the ventricular bands rather than with the vocal cords.
- spasmodic d. a spasmodic contradiction of the intrinsic muscles of the larynx excited bt attempted phonation, producing either adductor or abductor subtypes caused by a central nervous system disorder. A localized form of movement disorder. SYN: d. spastica, spastic d..
- spastic d. SYN: spasmodic d..
- d. spastica SYN: spasmodic d..

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dys·pho·nia dis-'fō-nē-ə n defective use of the voice
dys·phon·ic -'fän-ik adj

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n.
difficulty in voice production. This may be due to a disorder of the larynx, pharynx, tongue, or mouth, or it may be psychogenic. Compare dysarthria, aphasia.

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dys·pho·nia (dis-foґne-ə) [dys- + phon- + -ia] any impairment of voice; a speech disorder or other difficulty in speaking. See also aphonia, hyperphonia, and hypophonia. dysphonic adj

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  • Dysphonia — is the medical term for hoarseness or other phonation disorders. It is considered much less severe than aphonia.Common types of dysphonia* organic dysphonia *functional dysphonia *spasmodic dysphoniaAssociated conditions (incomplete list)* Voice… …   Wikipedia

  • Dysphonia — Dys*pho ni*a, Dysphony Dys pho*ny, n. [NL. dysphonia, Gr. ?; dys ill, hard + ? sound, voice: cf. F. dysphonie.] (Med.) A difficulty in producing vocal sounds; enfeebled or depraved voice. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • dysphonia — A behaviorial condition marked by the inability to use a telephone properly. In advanced cases, sufferers are unable to use the telephone at all. He told me he d call but he didn t an obvious case of dysphonia …   Dictionary of american slang

  • dysphonia — dys•pho•ni•a [[t]dɪsˈfoʊ ni ə[/t]] n. pat any disturbance of normal vocal function • Etymology: 1700–10; < Gk dysphōnía roughness of sound =dys dys +phōn(ḗ) sound, voice + ia ia dys•phon′ic ˈfɒn ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Dysphonia, spasmodic — A voice disorder, also called laryngeal dystonia, caused by involuntary movements of one or more muscles of the larynx or voice box. People who have spasmodic dysphonia may have occasional difficulty saying a word or two or they may experience… …   Medical dictionary

  • dysphonia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1706 defective use of the voice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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