noun[mass noun] Psychiatry
Language disorder marked by deficiency in the generation of speech, and sometimes also in its comprehension, due to brain disease or damage.
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- If the abscess is in the frontal lobes of the brain, it may cause loss of memory and reduced attention span, and dysphasia.
- Louise has a variable level of understanding which would appear to be due to a receptive dysphasia.
- An evidence base is emerging for the efficacy of a number of speech and language therapy interventions, especially in dysphasia, stammering, laryngectomy, and dysphonia.
late 19th century: from Greek dusphatos 'hard to utter', from dus- 'difficult' + phatos 'spoken'.
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- The case with Alzheimer's disease is similar fronto-temporal, multi-infarct, and dysphasic versions of dementia.
- We expected it was, given the evidence from other deep dysphasic patients showing that poor repetition is associated with surface dyslexia.
- A correlation between poor repetition and lexical reading impairments has been reported for French speaking deep dysphasic patients.
Definition of dysphasia in:
- The US English dictionary