Apraxia: A speech disorder in which a person has trouble saying what he or she wants to say correctly and consistently. It is not due to weakness or paralysis of the speech muscles (the muscles of the face, tongue, and lips). The severity of apraxia of speech can range from mild to severe.

Acquired apraxia of speech can affect a person at any age, although it most typically occurs in adults. It is caused by damage to the parts of the brain that are involved in speaking, and involves the loss or impairment of existing speech abilities. The disorder may result from a stroke, head injury, tumor, or other illness affecting the brain. Acquired apraxia of speech may occur together with muscle weakness affecting speech production (dysarthria) or language difficulties caused by damage to the nervous system (aphasia).

: Intracranial Pressure (If you were to have a really bad headache it might be at a 15. If you sneeze, it will top out at 20)

Posturing: Involuntary extension or flexion of the arms and legs (Jeremy twists his arms out and they're very stiff and rigid, like he's locking his elbows)

Pulse rate: Average resting pulse rate is 60-100 beats per minute (BPM); when you're doing strenuous exercise your BPM might reach 150-200.

Baclofen: A muscle relaxer and an antispastic agent.

Spasticity or muscular hypertonicity: a disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) in which certain muscles continually receive a message to tighten and contract. The nerves leading to those muscles, unable to regulate themselves (which would provide for normal muscle tone), permanently and continually "over-fire" these commands to tighten and contract. This causes stiffness or tightness of the muscles and interferes with gait and movement, and sometimes speech.

(Additional sources:, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)

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