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a pathological condition in which a word is rapidly and involuntarily repeated
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A complex tic comprising the repetition or echoing of one's own spoken words, which may sound like stuttering.
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Palilalia a complex tic, is an acquired speech disorder characterized by the involuntary repetition of syllables, words, or phrases. It has features resembling other complex tics such as echolalia or coprolalia, but unlike other aphasias, palilalia is based upon contextually correct speech. It was originally described by Alexandre-Achille Souques in a patient with stroke leading to left-side hemiplegia, although a condition described as auto-echolalia in 1899 by Édouard Brissaud may have been the same condition.
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