anomic aphasia

noun

Medical Definition of 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, 1 Feb. 2004

called also anomia, nominal aphasia

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“Anomic aphasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anomic%20aphasia. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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