sensory aphasia

noun

Medical Definition of sensory aphasia

: inability to understand spoken, written, or tactile speech symbols that results from damage (as by a brain lesion) to an area of the brain (as Wernicke's area) concerned with language

called also receptive aphasia, Wernicke's aphasia

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“Sensory aphasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sensory%20aphasia. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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