anomic aphasia


: an impairment of language marked by difficulty or inability in finding the proper word and especially the name of objects

Note: People affected with anomic aphasia most often have trouble with finding the correct noun or verb to use. Anomic aphasia typically results from an injury to the brain (as from a stroke).

Patients with anomic aphasia have intact repetition, intact comprehension and fluent speech, but have difficulty naming.Mallikarjun Patta, Psychiatric Times

called also anomia, nominal aphasia

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“Anomic aphasia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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