dysphonia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dysphonia speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dysphonia (Med) A difficulty in producing vocal sounds; enfeebled or depraved voice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dysphonia In pathology, difficulty in producing vocal sounds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dysphonia dis-fō′ni-a difficulty in producing sounds.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. dysphonia, Gr. ; dys- ill, hard + sound, voice: cf. F. dysphonie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. dys, ill, phōnē, sound.

Usage

In literature:

But his worst symptom was dysphonia; he would try to articulate one word, and find himself using another.
"File No. 113" by Emile Gaboriau
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In news:

A survey of current practices of physicians who treat adductor spasmodic dysphonia in the U.S. May 1, 2009 by Christopher Y Chang, MD, Peter Chabot, PhD, and Christopher M Walz, MD.
If voice therapy does not improve vocal fold atrophy and muscle tension dysphonia, then medialization laryngoplasty by injection or thyroplasty may be indicated.
Acute dysphonia secondary to vocal fold hemorrhage after vardenafil use.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome presenting as dysphonia and manifesting as tongue hypermobility: Report of 2 cases.
3 Aminoff Mj, Dedo Hh, Izdebski K. Clinical aspects of spasmodic dysphonia .
A 59-year-old man, a business development consultant, presented with progressive dysphonia.
3 Aminoff Mj, Dedo Hh, Izdebski K. Clinical aspects of spasmodic dysphonia.
About 2.5 million Americans stutter , and 250,000 others have spasmodic dysphonia.
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