Anarthria

Anarthria - the loss of the ability to pronounce the sounds of speech through paralysis of the muscles and nerves of the tongue, lips, pharynx, larynx, participating in articulation. Sometimes accompanied by a breach of swallowing. Anarthria occurs in diseases leading to the development of the bulbar paralysis, pseudobulbar paralysis (cerebral circulation, syringomyelia and others). You must treat the underlying disease, in combination with lessons with a speech therapist. Cm. also Dysarthria.

Anarthria (anarthria; from the Greek. anarthros - inarticulate, slurred) - the inability to produce speech sounds. Suffering anarthria only sometimes vague to say a few syllables or vowel sounds; often there are nasal hue and ohriplosti voice.
Anarthria differs from motor aphasia fact that when the latter is not detected paralysis phonation, tongue, soft palate, the circular muscles of the mouth, etc., Anarthria can be observed: when amyotrophic lateral sclerosis from nuclear or supranuclear palsy articulation, resulting in the first case, muscular atrophy and fibrillar spasms in the muscles of the tongue, lips, and so on; when bulbar paralysis of vascular origin, syringobulbia, when the so-called progressive bulbar and pseudobulbar paralysis. In the latter case, anarthria not accompanied by muscle weight loss, and paretic muscles, there are no signs qualitative changes of elektrovozoremontnij, while at A. that depends on the defeat of the nuclei of medulla oblongata, invariably atrophy paralyzed muscles.
Forecast A. depends on the underlying disease: it when adverse true bulbar palsy, if syringobulbia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; in acute pseudobulbar paralysis of vascular origin is sometimes possible a significant improvement. The treatment is carried out according to the main disease; where you can count on some success, you should use speech therapy methods.