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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aphasic - someone affected by aphasia or inability to use or understand languageaphasic - someone affected by aphasia or inability to use or understand language
handicapped person - a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially
Adj.1.aphasic - related to or affected by aphasia; "aphasic speech"
2.aphasic - unable to speak because of a brain lesion
inarticulate, unarticulate - without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry"
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nAphasiker(in) m(f)
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So in this sense the schizophrenic and aphasic objection does not in any way affect Quine's argument.
However, there are measures available to assess depression and quality of life in persons with aphasia, including the Stroke Aphasic Depression Questionnaire (SADQ; Hacker, Stark, & Thomas, 2010) and the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39g (SAQOL-39g; Hilari et al., 2009).
The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) was first introduced in 1974 to assess coma and impaired consciousness in traumatic brain injury (TBI).[1] Although the GCS is widely applied in daily clinical practice, several limitations have been identified, such as an inability to accurately assess intubated patients and difficulty in assessing aphasic patients or aphonic patients due to the requirement of a verbal component.
Duke admitted being scared this time because his father and uncle had strokes and spent the last years of their lives in nursing homes, aphasic, and unable to perform their basic ADLs.
During the next few days (hospital days nine to eleven) he remained globally aphasic with RUE flaccidity.
Her aphasic incident may have been an indication of altered mental status secondary to meningitis but was appropriately addressed and managed as a stroke incident in the setting of significant hypertension.
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These results indicated that different brain areas were involved in processing different categories and that this result could be obtained in a healthy population, not only in aphasic patients.
Chapter 5, " Tongues, Savage/Love, and The War in Heaven: Angel's Monologue: Joseph Chaikin and Sam Shepard in Collaboration," analyzes the connections between Shepard, Chaikin, and Samuel Beckett, primarily the "imagistic transmission of experience" (xiv) present in the writers' works as well as the failure of language and their shared use of the "simulation of aphasic linguistic expression" (xiv).