aphasia

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someone affected by aphasia or inability to use or understand language aphasic
aphasia in which the lesion is assumed to be in the association tracts connecting the various language centers in the brain; patient's have difficulty repeating a sentence just heard associative aphasia , conduction aphasia
aphasia in which expression by speech or writing is severely impaired ataxic aphasia , Broca's aphasia , expressive aphasia , motor aphasia , nonfluent aphasia
aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words fluent aphasia , impressive aphasia , receptive aphasia , sensory aphasia , Wernicke's aphasia
German neurologist best known for his studies of aphasia (1848-1905) Karl Wernicke , Wernicke
progressive form of presenile dementia found most often in middle-aged and elderly women and characterized by degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes with loss of intellectual ability and transitory aphasia Pick's disease
general term for aphasia that results from lesions outside of Broca's area or Wernicke's area of the cerebral cortex transcortical aphasia
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