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 (dĭs-fā′zhə, -zhē-ə)
Impairment of speech and verbal comprehension, especially when associated with brain injury.

dys·pha′sic (-zĭk) adj. & n.


(Psychiatry) a disorder of language caused by a brain lesion
[see dys- + -phasia]
dysˈphasic adj, n


(dɪsˈfeɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

inability to speak or understand words because of a brain lesion.
[1875–80; dys- + (a) phasia]
dys•pha′sic (-ˈfeɪ zɪk, -sɪk) adj.


an impaired state of the power of speech or of the ability to comprehend language, caused by injury to the brain.
See also: Speech, Understanding
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dysphasia - an impairment of language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"


[dɪsˈfeɪzɪə] Ndisfasia f


nDysphasie f


n. disfasia, defecto del habla causado por una lesión cerebral.


n disfasia, dificultad f para comunicarse debida a un problema del cerebro
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Pleomorphic adenoma of tongue base causing dysphagia and dysphasia.
Many patients primarily paediatric, geriatric and dysphasia find it difficult to swallow traditional tablets and capsules.
Inpatient admission times are typically short (10 days on average) and acute rehabilitation during this time is limited, with many families having to take on the burden of looking after a person with impairments such as hemiparesis, dysphasia, confusion and aggression.
Its reported clinical indications include the treatment of visual field defects, blood stasis and stagnation, apoplectic hemiplegia, extremity numbness, speech dysphasia, chest stuffiness and pain, as well as similar syndromes caused by ischemic stroke, coronary heart disease and angina pectoris (Flan et al.
One possible interpretation of the result is that dysphasia associated with right-sided hemiparesis may lead to underreporting on that side (Ratnasabapathy et al.
Besides functional impairment these nerve injuries often result in pain, dysphasia (itching and burning), and cold intolerance [3].
Alberts says unclear text messages--a phenomenon better known as "dystextia"--along with jumbled e-mails and other unusual patterns in communicating can be signs of dysphasia, which is an inability to communicate due to brain injury and is a common indicator of a stroke.
Dysphasia and alalia have been used in Estonia as synonyms of the term dyspraxia, though in English medical literature dysphasia and alalia refer to speech development disorder caused specifically by organic damage of the language centre of the cerebral cortex.
The former Links Primary School pupil received her Highly Commended certificate from Dr Satinder Sanghera, who had a stroke at the age of 20 which affected her right side and caused expressive dysphasia.
Major symptoms include clouding of consciousness, disorientation of thoughts, illusions, hallucinations, fluctuating levels of consciousness, dysphasia, dysarthria, tremors, asterixis in hepatic encephalopathy and uremia.
An example was provided by a clinical research nurse, about talking on the phone to a person with dysphasia who sounded as if she was having difficulty understanding the trial.