aphonia


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aphonia

[ā′fōn·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Loss of voice and power of speech.
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A 29-year-old woman presented with an acute episode of hoarseness progressing to aphonia, which she had experienced 3 days before her appointment.
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Excessive use or abuse of the voice at work can lead to the development of symptoms like soreness, hoarseness, weak voice, sore throat and aphonia. It has been suggested that some groups such as teachers and singers are more at risk of developing vocal disorders than others.
A more rigorous analysis of those treatments offered to patients suffering from aphonia or mutism would have, at times, made the synergies between the breakdown of metrical order and the linguistic ruptures clearer (in particular the methods employed by physicians to re-discipline the speech of such patients).
A 46-year-old woman without a significant medical history was admitted to the emergency department for aphonia and odynophagia.
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Bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve injury is a rare complication, producing aphonia and requiring immediate tracheal intubation.
She lashes out cruelly at those around her, and during intimate moments she suffers from aphonia, or loss of voice.
Speech and laryngeal muscles are known to be susceptible to emotional stress, as seen in muscle tension dysphonia and conversion aphonia [94], stuttering-like behavior, infantile speech, pseudo foreign dialect, and other speech and resonance disorders [95-96].
Physical symptoms usually involve partial or complete incapacity of the sense organs or the voluntary musculature, such as aphonia, mutism, deafness, blindness, paresis or anaesthesia.
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