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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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Ademas, Carpish exhibe una alta diversidad de aves, entre las familias mas importantes se registran Trochilidae (picaflores o colibris), Ramphastidae (tucanes, tucanetas), Thraupidae (tangaras), Psittacidae (loros y pericos), Cotingidae (cotingas) y especies endemicas como el tiranido Uromyias agraphia Chapman 1919 y, el picaflor cobrizo Metallura theresiae Simon 1902 (Young & Leon 1999, Parker & O'Neill 1976).
Alexia without agraphia syndrome was first described by Dejerine in a patient who had a stroke in the medial part of the occipital lobe and the splenium of corpus callosum, impairing activation of orthographic word representations [1-3].
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Our patient is a 54-year-old Caucasian male with a history of cardiac and pulmonary sarcoidosis, hypertension, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), and obesity who presented with acute onset right hemianopsia, memory recall difficulty, and alexia without agraphia. He was in his normal state of health and doing yard work when the symptoms began.
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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).
(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).