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Stuttering MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Stuttering
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.606.150.500.800.750
C23.888.592.604.150.500.800.750
Unique ID
D013342
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013342
Scope Note
A disturbance in the normal fluency and time patterning of speech that is inappropriate for the individual's age. This disturbance is characterized by frequent repetitions or prolongations of sounds or syllables. Various other types of speech dysfluencies may also be involved including interjections, broken words, audible or silent blocking, circumlocutions, words produced with an excess of physical tension, and monosyllabic whole word repetitions. Stuttering may occur as a developmental condition in childhood or as an acquired disorder which may be associated with BRAIN INFARCTIONS and other BRAIN DISEASES. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
Entry Term(s)
Stammering
Stuttering, Acquired
Stuttering, Adult
Stuttering, Childhood
Stuttering, Developmental
Stuttering, Familial Persistent 1
NLM Classification #
WM 475.7
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2014/12/02
Stuttering Preferred
Stuttering, Familial Persistent 1 Related
Stuttering, Developmental Narrower
Stuttering, Adult Narrower
Stuttering, Childhood Narrower
Stammering Related
Stuttering, Acquired Narrower
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