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dysphasia

Syllabification: dys·pha·sia
Pronunciation: /ˌdisˈfāZH(ē)ə
 
, disˈfāzēə
 
/

Definition of dysphasia in English:

noun

Medicine
Language disorder marked by deficiency in the generation of speech, and sometimes also in its comprehension, due to brain disease or damage.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek dusphatos 'hard to utter', from dus- 'difficult' + phatos 'spoken'.

Derivatives

dysphasic

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈfāzik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with dysphasia

Anastasia, aphasia, brazier, dysplasia, euthanasia, fantasia, Frazier, glazier, grazier, gymnasia, Malaysia

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