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Medical Term:

motor aphasia


a type of aphasia in which there is a deficit in speech production or language output, often accompanied by a deficit in communicating by writing, signs, or other manifestation. The patient is aware of the impairment.

Synonym(s): anterior aphasia, ataxic aphasia, Broca aphasia, expressive aphasia, nonfluent aphasia

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