Definition of Coprolalia

1. Noun. An uncontrollable use of obscene language; often accompanied by mental disorders.

Generic synonyms: Pathology



Definition of Coprolalia

1. Noun. The uncontrolled use of abusive, obscene or scatological language; especially such behaviour associated with Tourette syndrome ¹

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Medical Definition of Coprolalia

1. Involuntary utterances of vulgar or obscene words; seen in Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome. Synonym: coprophrasia. Origin: copro-+ G. Lalia, talk (05 Mar 2000)

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coprolalia (current term)
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Literary usage of Coprolalia

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"Such tendencies as coprolalia, the impulse to use blasphemous or obscene expressions ; and such habits of thought as constant speculation about intellectual ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1886)
"Echolalia and coprolalia may form part of the symptoms of insanity, and coprolalia has been observed in post-hemi- plegic aphasia. It is hardly necessary to ..."

3. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders, John Herr Musser (1907)
"From chorea it may be distinguished by the coordinated character of the movements and by the presence of coprolalia, also by the fact that the movements can ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1893)
"Professor Charcot, however, seems inclined to refer coprolalia to a deranged ... I have already made a short reference to coprolalia in the second paper of ..."

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