lalo-, lallo-, lalio-, lal-, -lalia, -lalic +
(Greek: speech, babbling, chattering; abnormal or disordered forms of speech)
2. Loss of the power of speech due to an impairment of the articulatory apparatus (voice box).
2. Any speech defect, especially one caused by a cerebral disorder.
3. A type of dysphasia in which words are spoken unintentionally or inappropriate words are substituted for appro0priate ones.
2. The repetition of some or all words in one's statements.
3. A morbid repetition of another person's or one's own words.
4. Parrot-like repetition of words and phrases initially uttered by the patient himself/herself; seen in catatonic schizophrenia and in certain cerebral degenerative disorders.
2. Abnormal slowness or deliberation in speech.
It may be occasioned by organic or psychological pathology or both and is common in depressed conditions.
2. The excessive and uncontrollable use of foul or obscene language, including words related to feces (bowel waste).
3. A compulsive, stereotyped use of obscene language, particularly of words relating to feces; seen in some cases of schizophrenia (mental disorder) and Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
Coprolalia is a typical symptom of Tourette syndrome, a condition that has its onset in childhood and is characterized by compulsive arm movements, facial tics, grunting, groaning and shouting.
Aside from coprolalia, there is often echolalia, the involuntary parrot-like repetition (echoing) of a word or sentence just spoken by another person. People with Tourette syndrome do not usually curse out of anger or displeasure but out of uncontrollable compulsion. They cannot help themselves. The disease is also called Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
2. An articulation disorder resulting from impaired hearing or structural abnormalities of the articulatory organs.