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Definition of the noun aphonia

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noun - plural: aphonias

  1. a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice

Alternative definition of the noun aphonia


  1. [medicine] Loss of voice; the inability to speak


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Aphonia is the inability to produce voice. It is considered more severe than dysphonia. A primary cause of aphonia is bilateral disruption of the recurrent laryngeal nerve, which supplies nearly all the muscles in the larynx. Damage to the nerve may be the result of surgery or a tumor.

  • also known as Voice loss, Loss of voice, Inability to speak

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Google previewEssentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice (2016)

Nursing, Nursing by CTI Reviews

Aphonia is the inability to produce voice. It is considered more severe than dysphonia. A primary cause of aphonia is ...

Google previewApplied Anatomy, Designed for the Use of Osteopathic Students and Practitioners (1906)

As an Aid in the Anatomical Explanation of Disease from an Osteopathic Viewpoint by Marion Edward Clark

Aphonia is an effect of laryngeal disorder';.

Google previewNeurolinguistics Historical and Theoretical Perspectives (2012)

by Charles P. Bouton

DEFECTIVE DISCOURSE Aphonia is an inability to produce sounds, which is always accompanied by loss of speech, a rather common accident in hysterical suffocations; or, in a more restricted sense, it is an inability to produce articulate ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

A Aphonia References Basso A. Aphasia and its therapy. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2003. Benson DF, Ardila A. Aphasia: a clinical perspective. New York: Oxford University Press; 1996. Caplan D. Aphasic syndromes. In: Heilman KM ...

Google previewA Compendious Medical Dictionary Containing an Explanation of the Terms (1801)

by Robert Hooper

Amonia (Aphonia, ar,f. afwiiat, from or, priv. and sen, the voice). A suppression of the voice, without either syncope or coma. A genus of disease in the class locales , and order Jyfeinefia: of Cullen. When it takes place from a tumour of the ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

aphonia /āfō′′nē·ə/ [Gk, a, phone, without voice], a condition characterized by loss of the ability to produce normal speech sounds that results from ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

aphonia /āfō′′nē·ə/ [Gk, a, phone, without voice], a condition characterized by loss of the ability to produce normal speech sounds that results from ...

Google previewA dictionary of practical materia medica

by John Henry Clarke

Aphonia. Nephritis. (Esophagitis. Rheumatism. Sloughing. Thirst. Timidity. Ulcerations. Vomiting. Characteristics. — The symptoms of caustic ammonia closely resemble those of the carbonate. The caustic nature of the drug is exemplified in ...

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

APHONIA. see. under. APHONIA. convex (kon-veks'): Having an evenly rounded external surface that bulges outwards. Opp. to concave. convoluted (kon' -v6-Ioo- ted): Folded, curved, contorted, twisted, or winding. convolutions (kon-vo-Ioo' ...

Google previewA dictionary of pratical medicine. 3 vols. [in 4]. 3 vols. [in 4]. (1858)

by James Copland

The slightest as well as the less permanent aphonia often proceeds from functional disorder, especially from extreme nervousness, fright, fear, and hysteria ; but it also is frequently caused by catarrhal congestion of the mucous membrane of ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

aphonia. n. absence or loss of the voice caused by disease of the larynx or mouth or by disease of the nerves and muscles involved in the generation and articulation of speech. If loss of speech is due to a language defect in the cerebral ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2009)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Aphonia. Loss of voice, usually sudden. Commonly caused by emotional stress with no detectable physical abnormality in the LARYNX. Damage or disease of the larynx usually results in dysphonia (partial voiceloss). Where no physical cause ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medicine Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics, Hygiene, and the Diseases Peculiar to Women and Children (1884)

by Sir Richard Quain (bart.)

Aphonia; 2. Disorders of circulation; 3. Inflammation ; 4. Lcpra; 5. Lupus; 6. Malignant disease; 7. Paralysis; 8. Polypus; 9. Spasm; and 10. Syphilitic disease. See also Cnour; DIPHTHERIA; and Tnscnna. Diseases of. l. Aphonla.—Srxox.



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The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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