- Disorders of speech articulation caused by imperfect coordination of pharynx, larynx, tongue, or face muscles. This may result from cranial nerve diseases, neuromuscular diseases, cerebellar diseases, basal ganglia diseases, brain stem diseases, or diseases of the corticobulbar tracts. The cortical language centers are intact in this condition.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Articulation disorder resulting from central nervous system disease, especially brain damage.
Definition from: Psychological Index Terms via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Difficulty in articulating words due to disease of the central nervous system.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.