nominal aphasia


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nominal aphasia

n
(Psychiatry) aphasia in which the primary symptom is an inability to recall or recognize the names of objects
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Noun1.nominal aphasia - inability to name objects or to recognize written or spoken names of objects
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
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Although the surgeon suffered nominal aphasia and was unable to precisely verbalise the requirement, the scrub nurse was able to correctly interpret his request.
Expressive dysphasia (35/16/4) and nominal aphasia with brisk reflexes (38/16/1) were considered by more raters to be positive, but a significant minority dissented.
The irritable euphoric apathy of frontal lobe dysfunction does not appear in Alzheimer's disease until the triad of memory disorder, constructional-spatial difficulty [problems with perceiving and ordering space], and nominal aphasia are clearly established.