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Aphasia characterized by the impaired ability to recall the names of persons and things.

[a- + Latin nōmen, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots + -ia.]

a·nom′ic (ə-nŏm′ĭk, ə-nō′mĭk) adj.
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anomie, anomy, anomia

a state or condition of individuals or society characterized by an absence or breakdown of social and legal norms and values, as in the case of an uprooted people. — anomic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anomia - inability to name objects or to recognize written or spoken names of objects
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
2.anomia - type genus of the family Anomiidae: saddle oystersAnomia - type genus of the family Anomiidae: saddle oysters
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
Anomiidae, family Anomiidae - saddle oysters
Anomia ephippium, saddle oyster - thin-shelled bivalve having the right valve deeply notched
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The results are in line with previous studies showing that sensorimotor strategies are efficient therapy tools for recovery from verb anomia secondary to aphasia [16, 17, 22, 23].
Whereas visual agnosia causes patients to be unable to recognise stimuli, visual anomia (also referred to as optic aphasia), (17) is a condition in which patients are incapable of naming objects due to damaged connections between the visual and language centres of the brain.
A esta pregunta se pretende responder en este trabajo con el desarrollo del concepto de anomia comunicacional, pues parece que este tipo de emisoras nacieron como respuesta a una tension existente entre valores de la cultura dominante socialmente deseables y los medios normalizados para acceder a ellos.
Su exegesis propone revisar la doctrina peronista a partir del cuestionamiento del marco de lectura historico dentro del cual se ha encasillado el peronismo como un fenomeno de anomia social, producto de la irracionalidad de las masas exaltadas por el poder carismatico del lider.
Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) manifest progressive decline in language abilities.[sup][1] Among these language disorders, the most frequently studied disorder was anomia. It is well known that naming ability is impaired even at an early stage of the disease process.[sup][2] However, although language disability has been extensively studied in AD, less attention has been devoted to agraphia.