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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 PattaPsychiatric Times1 Feb. 2004
called also anomia, nominal aphasia

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