Aphasia is the inability to express or comprehend written or spoken words. If you can understand this sentence, you don't have it.

Aphasia is a medical condition caused by serious brain damage. However, you can also use it to dramatically exaggerate. If you don’t understand the scientific language in a biology textbook, you might feel like you’re suffering from aphasia.

Definitions of aphasia

n inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion

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acoustic aphasia, auditory aphasia, word deafness
an impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing loss
associative aphasia, conduction aphasia
aphasia in which the lesion is assumed to be in the association tracts connecting the various language centers in the brain; patient's have difficulty repeating a sentence just heard
global aphasia, total aphasia
loss of all ability to communicate
Broca's aphasia, ataxic aphasia, expressive aphasia, motor aphasia, nonfluent aphasia
aphasia in which expression by speech or writing is severely impaired
amnesic aphasia, amnestic aphasia, anomia, anomic aphasia, nominal aphasia
inability to name objects or to recognize written or spoken names of objects
transcortical aphasia
a general term for aphasia that results from lesions outside of Broca's area or Wernicke's area of the cerebral cortex
alexia, visual aphasia, word blindness
inability to perceive written words
Wernicke's aphasia, fluent aphasia, impressive aphasia, receptive aphasia, sensory aphasia
aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words
Type of:
brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy
any disorder or disease of the brain

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