HyperDic: aphasia

English > 1 sense of the word aphasia:
NOUNstateaphasiainability to use or understand language / language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
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English > aphasia: 1 sense > noun 1, state
Meaninginability to use or understand language / language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion.
NarrowerWernicke's aphasia, fluent aphasia, receptive aphasia, sensory aphasia, impressive aphasiaaphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words
auditory aphasia, acoustic aphasia, word deafnessAn impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing loss
conduction aphasia, associative aphasiaaphasia in which the lesion is assumed to be in the association tracts connecting the various language centers in the brain
global aphasia, total aphasiaLoss of all ability to communicate
motor aphasia, Broca's aphasia, ataxic aphasia, expressive aphasia, nonfluent aphasiaaphasia in which expression by speech or writing is severely impaired
nominal aphasia, anomic aphasia, anomia, amnesic aphasia, amnestic aphasiainability to name objects or to recognize written or spoken names of objects
transcortical aphasiaA general term for aphasia that results from lesions outside of Broca's area or Wernicke's area of the cerebral cortex
visual aphasia, alexia, word blindnessinability to perceive written words
Broaderbrain disorder, encephalopathy, brain diseaseAny disorder or disease of the brain
Adjectivesaphasicrelated to or affected by aphasia
aphasicunable to speak because of a brain lesion

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