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Inability or refusal to speak.

Origin: L. Mutus = unable to speak, inarticulate

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The Fiber Disease

... man, who had an episode of sudden upper air-way obstruction although his radial artery pulsation was maintained, and then suffered from akinetic mutism and myoclonus for 2 years and 5 months, died of bronchopneumonia. Postmortem examination revealed that, in addition to wide distribution of mild ...

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