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  Aphasia



Aphasia

    Partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from damage to the brain caused by injury or disease.

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Aphagia
Inability to swallow.

Aphakia
An absence of the lens in the eye. The lens is removed during a cataract operation. The natural lens may be replace with an artificial lens during the cataract operation.

Aphasia, acquired epileptiform
See Landau-Kleffner syndrome.

Aphasia, amnesic
See Anomia.

Aphasia, amnestic
See Anomia.

Aphasia, anomic
See Anomia.

Aphasia, nominal
See Anomia.

Aphasia, primary progressive
See: Primary progressive aphasia.



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