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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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1999) reported that environmental exposure and chronic irritation associated with macropalpebral fissures of brachycephalic dogs may have allowed induction of primary dysphasic or neoplastic changes in ocular tissues.
With speech impairment now, to be interpreted either as a dysphasic or dysarthric component (Bazner & Hennerici 2005b: 154)--the clumsy-hand syndrome due to a lacunar infarction in the basal ganglia or brain stem--, he had a new breakdown in 1745, leaving him "a good deal disordered in his head" (Deutsch 1955).
Paul Pierre Broca studied the brains of dysphasic patients.
It may be accompanied by fully reversible sensory symptoms, including positive features (pins and needles) and/or negative features (numbness) and fully reversible dysphasic speech.
believes it is a very good strategy: on the one hand, these students benefit from a training that targets language and, on the other hand, dysphasic students have the opportunity to come into contact with students from regular classes.