aphasia definition

  • noun:
    • Partial or total losing the capability to articulate ideas or understand spoken or written language, resulting from problems for the mind brought on by injury or disease.
    • A partial or total lack of language abilities due to brain harm. Generally, problems for the left perisylvian area, including Broca's location and Wernike's location, causes aphasia.
    • loss in the power of address, or of the proper using terms, the vocal body organs continuing to be intact, and intelligence being maintained. It is influenced by injury or disease of the brain.
    • In pathology, the disability or abolition of faculty of using and understanding written and talked language, by themselves of every failure for the intellectual procedures or any condition or paralysis for the vocal organs.
    • failure to utilize or understand language (talked or written) due to a brain lesion

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