expressive aphasia

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Related to Broca aphasia: Wernicke aphasia
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Noun1.expressive aphasia - aphasia in which expression by speech or writing is severely impairedexpressive aphasia - aphasia in which expression by speech or writing is severely impaired
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
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All aphasic patients were right-handed, and according to the ABC test, they were classified as mixed transcortical aphasia ( n = 7), Wernicke aphasia ( n = 9), Broca aphasia ( n = 37), global aphasia ( n = 2), and crossed aphasia ( n = 2).
Broca is rightfully credited with describing what is now known as Broca aphasia. A respected scientist, physician, anthropologist, and statesman, Pierre Paul Broca died suddenly in the prime of his life at the age of 56.