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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0038506

NCI Thesaurus Code: C35043  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction

NCIt Definition: A speech disorder characterized by frequent sound or syllable repetitions, sound prolongations, or other dysfluencies that are inappropriate for the individual's age.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Stuttering is a problem that affects the flow of your speech. If you stutter, you may

  • Make certain words sound longer than they should be
  • Find it hard to start a new word
  • Repeat words or parts of words
  • Get tense when you try to speak. You may blink your eyes rapidly, or your lips and jaw may tremble as you struggle to get the words out.

Stuttering can affect anyone. It is most common in young children who are still learning to speak. Boys are three times more likely to stutter than girls. Most children stop stuttering as they grow older. Less than 1 percent of adults stutter.

Scientists don't fully understand why some people stutter. The problem seems to run in families. There is no cure, but treatments can help. They include stuttering therapy, electronic devices, and self-help groups. Starting stuttering therapy early for young children can keep it from becoming a lifelong problem.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

NICHD Definition: A speech disorder characterized by frequent sound or syllable repetitions, sound prolongations, or other dysfluencies that are inappropriate for the individual's age.

CSP Definition: disorder in which speech is involuntarily interrupted by hesitations, repetitions, and spasms of the muscles involved in breathing or vocalization.

MSH Definition: 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)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
dysphemia
Non-fluent speech
Stammering
Stammer
Stuttering (finding)
Stuttering [Disease/Finding]
Stuttering NOS
stuttering
Stutter

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C35043 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AQL BL CF CI CL CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH SU TH UR VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID E270. SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 11/03/2003 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 1579-3356 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION 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) NDFRT
MESH_DUI D013342 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Stuttering NDFRT
MESH_UI M0020643 NDFRT
MMR 20141202 MSH
MN C10.597.606.150.500.800.750 MSH
MN C23.888.592.604.150.500.800.750 MSH
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/stuttering.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/stuttering.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Stutter NCI
NUI N0000002844 NDFRT
RXAUI 3240923 RXNORM
RXAUI 3240924 RXNORM
RXCUI 1027039 RXNORM
SNOMED_CID 39423001 NDFRT
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SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF AGE AT ONSET OF CLINICAL FINDING ON OR AFTER 18.0 YEARS CHOOSE F98.5 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 445518008 | Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity) | >= 18.0 years SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~OTHERWISE TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~F98.5 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~E270. SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T039178 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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