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inability to speak or understand spoken or written language, due to disease or injury of the brain
Not to be confused with:
aphagia – difficulty or pain in swallowing
Partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from damage to the brain from injury or disease.
[Greek, from aphatos, speechless : a-, not; see a-1 + phatos, spoken, speakable (from phanai, to speak; see -phasia).]
a·pha′si·ac′ (-zē-ăk′) n.
a·pha′sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) adj. & n.
(Pathology) a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by partial or total loss of the ability to communicate, esp in speech or writing. Compare alexia
[C19: via New Latin from Greek, from a-1 + -phasia, from phanai to speak]
aˈphasiˌac, aˈphasic adj, n
the loss of a previously held ability to speak or understand spoken or written language, due to disease or injury of the brain.
a•pha′sic, adj., n.
Pathology. an impairment or loss of the faculty of understanding or using spoken or written language. — aphasiac, n. — aphasic, n., adj.See also: Speech
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|Noun||1.||aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion|
acoustic aphasia, auditory aphasia, word deafness - an impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing loss
associative aphasia, conduction aphasia - aphasia in which the lesion is assumed to be in the association tracts connecting the various language centers in the brain; patient's have difficulty repeating a sentence just heard
ataxic aphasia, Broca's aphasia, expressive aphasia, motor aphasia, nonfluent aphasia - aphasia in which expression by speech or writing is severely impaired
amnesic aphasia, amnestic aphasia, anomia, anomic aphasia, nominal aphasia - inability to name objects or to recognize written or spoken names of objects
transcortical aphasia - a general term for aphasia that results from lesions outside of Broca's area or Wernicke's area of the cerebral cortex
aphasia[æˈfeɪzɪə] N → afasia f
aphasia[əˈfeɪziə] (MEDICINE) n → aphasie f
n → Aphasie f
n. afasia, incapacidad de coordinar el pensamiento y la palabra;
amnestic ___ → ___ amnéstica;
ataxic ___ → ___ atáxica.