aphonia


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aphonia

[ā′fōn·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Loss of voice and power of speech.
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At the time Dora was suffering from symptoms of dyspnoea (difficulty breathing, hysterical choking), aphonia (loss of voice), fainting, depression, and had even threatened suicide.
19) She employs histrionic gestures when the situation requires emotional response from the audience, and in the face of danger her aphonia is magnified by her expression of virtue in distress by appearing terrified and sinking lifeless into Justin's arms not once but twice in the space of seven lines.
The staging of the play is constructed to emulate the hysteric's symptoms of amnesia and aphonia, through the use of silences, ellipses and repetitions of the scene of trauma ('the incident by the lake').
The clinical signs were raspy breathing, stridor, hoarse voice, aphonia, pain in the larynx area with swallowing or speaking.
blindness, mental disruption Instead patient loses confusion, memory loss, track of thoughts, becomes dizziness, weakness, confused, gets blurry pseudo-seizures, vision paresthesias, fainting, conversion Conversion Relative absence of Falling, aphonia, striated muscle tension.
Fevvers completely rejects the hysterical symptoms of aphonia, aphasia and amnesia, it is the "note of rising hysteria in [her] voice" (281), the vibration of her utterances, the movement of her rhythmic, antagonistic (highbrow and Cockney, sublime and grotesque, kitsch and hysteric, corporeal and aerial), excessive, passionate, periodic overflowing sentences, "infecting" the Carterian text, that mimes hysteric convulsions and performs a pantomime creating a histrionic hysteric style--a corporeally convulsive yet highly verbal, even "oververbalized," ironic text of the "wondering womb.
This kind of past produced by the professional historian results in aphonia.
Dora's' father, Philip, brought her to Freud as a teenager, while she was suffering from 'tussis nervosa, aphonia, depression, and taedium vitae'.
103) does not end the play; it is followed by a short epilogue by the 'Voix de la Piece', the juxtaposition bringing out that unlike Dora, whose principal hysterical symptom is aphonia, the Play has a voice, is in a position to gain a hearing for its version of events.
An investigation into some personality characteristics of patients with psychogenic aphonia and dysphonia.
Other manifestations include salivation, muscle twitching, diaphoresis, pleuritic chest pain, dysphagia, aphonia, and convulsions.