motor-aphasia

motor aphasia

noun Pathology.
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Broca's aphasia

noun Pathology.
a type of aphasia caused by a lesion in Broca's area of the brain, characterized by misarticulated speech and lack of grammatical morphemes.
Also called motor aphasia.


Origin:
1955–60; after P. Broca

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Broca's aphasia Bro·ca's aphasia (brō'kəz)
n.
See motor aphasia.

motor aphasia n.
Aphasia in which the power to communicate by writing, speaking, or using signs is lost. Also called ataxic aphasia, Broca's aphasia, expressive aphasia.

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