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Meaning of APHASIA

Pronunciation:  u'feyzhu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
 

APHASIA is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: acoustic aphasia, alexia, amnesic aphasia, amnestic aphasia, anomia, anomic aphasia, associative aphasia, ataxic aphasia, auditory aphasia, brain disease, brain disorder, Broca's aphasia, conduction aphasia, encephalopathy, expressive aphasia, fluent aphasia, global aphasia, impressive aphasia, motor aphasia, nominal aphasia, nonfluent aphasia, receptive aphasia, sensory aphasia, total aphasia, transcortical aphasia, visual aphasia, Wernicke's aphasia, word blindness, word deafness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*pha"si*a\, Aphasy \Aph"a*sy\, n. [NL. aphasia, Gr. ?,
fr. ? not spoken; 'a priv. + ? to speak: cf. F. aphasie.]
(Med.)
Loss of the power of speech, or of the appropriate use of
words, the vocal organs remaining intact, and the
intelligence being preserved. It is dependent on injury or
disease of the brain.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: total or partial loss of ability to use or understand language; usually caused by stroke, brain disease, or injury.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: This is the inability to speak or write.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a language disorder resulting from brain damage.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: anaudia, aphonia, aphrasia, deaf-muteness, dumbness, dysarthria, dysphasia, echolalia, hysterical aphonia, imperfect speech, inarticulateness, incoherence, jargon aphasia, loss of speech, motor aphasia, muteness, mutism, paranomia, paraphasia, psychophonasthenia, speech defect, speechlessness, tonguelessness, verbigeration, voicelessness, wordlessness
 

 

 

 

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