Verbigeration refers to the ongoing repetition of words or nonsense phrases that may or may not have meaning to the people around a patient. This symptom is sometimes seen as a part of psychosis, for example such as schizophrenia. Also known as "word salad" these are generally random words and phrases that the patient is verbalizing when they may actually be trying to express themselves but lack sufficient command of vocabulary control to be able to do so. This is akin to the babbling that infants do, or even a parrot that speaks random learned words and phrases without knowing meanings.

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