Slurring : Medical Symptom Description


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Slurring: Slurring is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Slurred speech. For a medical symptom description of 'Slurring', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Slurred speech (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Slurring' may be possible.
Slurred speech (symptom): Slurring speech or difficulty articulating words
Slurred speech (symptom): Slurred speech is a particular speech symptom that is commonly associated with drunkenness, though there are many other causes. Slurred speech is not the same as poorly articulated speech or overly rapid speech, and other types of speech symptoms should also be examined as possible diagnoses of a slurred-like speech symptom. Some of the possible causes of slurred speech include alcohol, drug intoxication, hypoglycemic attacks, various serious brain conditions (e.g. stroke or TIA), and also possible are various speech disorders including physical disorders of the face or oral region that interfere with speech. It is incorrect to assume a person with slurred speech is "just drunk". Slurred speech needs immediate professional medical advice because of the possibility of life-threatening causes.

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