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Definition of Dysphonia, spasmodic

Dysphonia, spasmodic: A disorder that involves the muscles of the throat that control speech. Spasmodic dysphonia causes strained and difficult speaking or breathy and effortful speech. Also known as spastic dysphonia and laryngeal dystonia.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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