aphasia

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apha·sia

noun \ə-ˈfā-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of APHASIA

:  loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend words usually resulting from brain damage
apha·sic \-zik\ noun or adjective

Origin of APHASIA

New Latin, from Greek, from a- + -phasia
First Known Use: 1864

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Rhymes with APHASIA

apha·sia

noun \ə-ˈfā-zh(ē-)ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of APHASIA

: loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend words usually resulting from brain damage—see motor aphasia; compare amusia, anarthria

aphasia

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Defect in the expression and comprehension of words, caused by damage to the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. It can result from head trauma, tumour, stroke, or infection. Symptoms vary with the brain area involved, and the ability to put words in a meaningful order may be lost. Speech therapy may be useful. In some cases, improvement may be due to assumption of some language functions by other areas of the brain.

Variants of APHASIA

aphasia or dysphasia

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