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aphasia British & World English

Inability (or impaired ability) to understand or produce speech, as a result of brain damage

Wernicke's area British & World English

A region of the brain concerned with the comprehension of language, located in the cortex of the dominant temporal lobe. Damage in this area causes Wernicke’s aphasia, characterized by superficially fluent, grammatical speech but an inability to use or understand more than the most basic nouns and verbs

Broca’s aphasia in Broca's area British & World English

A region of the brain concerned with the production of speech, located in the cortex of the dominant frontal lobe. Damage in this area causes Broca’s aphasia, characterized by hesitant and fragmented speech with little grammatical structure

Wernicke’s aphasia in Wernicke's area British & World English

A region of the brain concerned with the comprehension of language, located in the cortex of the dominant temporal lobe. Damage in this area causes Wernicke’s aphasia, characterized by superficially fluent, grammatical speech but an inability to use or understand more than the most basic nouns and verbs

aphasia English-Spanish

afasia feminine


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