Definition: a form of aphasia in which the patient understands spoken and written words, is aware of the deficit, and can speak and write, but skips or repeats words, or substitutes one word for another (paraphasia); word repetition is severely impaired. The lesion responsible is in the associate tracts connecting the various language centers.
Synonym(s): associative aphasia
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