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a·graph·i·a

 (ā-grăf′ē-ə)
n.
A disorder marked by loss of the ability to write.

[a- + Greek graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots + -ia.]

a·graph′ic adj.

agraphia

(əˈɡræfɪə)
n
(Medicine) loss of the ability to write, resulting from a brain lesion
[C19: New Latin, from a-1 + Greek graphein to write]

a•graph•i•a

(eɪˈgræf i ə, əˈgræf-)

n.
a cerebral disorder characterized by total or partial inability to write.
[1870–75; a-6 + -graphia, variant of -graphy]
a•graph′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agraphia - a loss of the ability to write or to express thoughts in writing because of a brain lesionagraphia - a loss of the ability to write or to express thoughts in writing because of a brain lesion
brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
Translations

a·graph·i·a

n. agrafia, pérdida de la habilidad de escribir causada por un trastorno cerebral.
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Most studies on agraphia in AD have been performed in the alphabetic system, such as English.
Alexia and agraphia in Spanish speakers: CAT correlations and interlinguistic analysis.
2) Clinical features of PCA constitute a wide variety of signs and symptoms; nevertheless, the most frequent include hemiagnosia (deficit in awareness of one side of space), optic ataxia (lack of coordination between visual inputs and hand movements, resulting in inability to reach and grab objects), visual agnosia (an impairment in recognition of visually presented objects), alexia (difficulty to understand written words), acalculia (difficulty with simple mathematical tasks), and agraphia (loss in the ability to communicate through writing).
Exclusion criteria were: i] to be diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease; ii] to have an MCI formal diagnosis by a neurologist; iii] to suffer from a disabling chronic disease; iv] to have a psychiatric diagnosis; v] to demonstrate a significant cognitive impairment, such as aphasia, agraphia, alexia and/or apraxia; and vi] to have a severe sensory or perceptual deficit (Diaz & Peraita, 2008).
28) reported an uncommon linguistic disorder due to right thalamic ischemic infarction in which cross-transcortical sensorial aphasia and neologistic jargon agraphia and alexia were present; the SPECT in this patient demonstrated right fronto-temporo-parieto-occipital hypoperfusion.
The 40-year-old was diagnosed with alexia without agraphia, also known as "word blindness", in which a patient loses the ability to read, but can still write and understand the spoken word.
Dysgraphia sometimes termed agraphia is a specific deficiency in the ability to write not associated with ability to read, or due to intellectual impairment.
1981) Phonological agraphia and the lexical route in writing.
The paradox of his disorder was that he retained the capacity to write, known as alexia without agraphia.
He had alexia, agraphia, acalculia but no finger agnosia, prosopagnosia, or visual agnosias.
I have long known about amnesia (can't remember things) and aphasia (can't utter them properly) and agraphia (can't write them down).
In my own field of neurology, we have the monstrous triple negative, alexia without agraphia, indicating damage to the brain in such a way that there is difficulty with speaking, but not with writing.