Slurred speech, also known as dysarthria, is a speech disorder that affects a person's ability to articulate words clearly and fluently. It can be caused by various conditions, such as brain damage, neurological disorders, muscle weakness, or a side effect of certain medications or substances.
- Slurred speech can indicate a range of underlying medical conditions or factors that affect the brain, nerves, muscles, or speech organs. Some common causes of slurred speech include stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Bell's palsy, and alcohol or drug intoxication.
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