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sensory aphasia

 

Definition: aphasia with impairment in the comprehension of spoken and written words, associated with effortless, articulated, but paraphrastic speech and writing; malformed words, substitute words, and neologisms are characteristic. When condition severe and speech is incomprehensible, it is called jargon aphasia. The patient often appears unaware of the deficit.

Synonym(s): fluent aphasia, impressive aphasia, posterior aphasia, psychosensory aphasia, receptive aphasia, Wernicke aphasia

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