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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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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.
The paradox of his disorder was that he retained the capacity to write, known as alexia without agraphia.
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.