Definition of Sensory aphasia

1. Noun. Aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words.

Medical Definition of Sensory aphasia

1. Aphasia in which there is impairment in the comprehension of spoken and written words, associated with effortless, articulated, but paraphrasic, speech and writing; malformed words, substitute words, and enologisms are charcteristic. When severe, and speech is incomprehensible, it is called jargon aphasia. The patient often appears unaware of his deficit. Synonym: fluent aphasia, impressive aphasia, posterior aphasia, psychosensory aphasia, receptive aphasia, Wernicke's aphasia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensory Aphasia

sensorineural deafness
sensorineural hearing loss
sensory activity
sensory amblyopia
sensory amusia
sensory aphasia (current term)
sensory areas
sensory ataxia
sensory cell
sensory cortex
sensory crossway
sensory decussation of medulla oblongata
sensory deprivation
sensory epilepsy
sensory faculty
sensory ganglion
sensory gating
sensory hair
sensory image
sensory memory

Literary usage of Sensory aphasia

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"... sensory aphasia (Cortical sensory aphasia of Wernicke; sensory aphasia of Dejerine) In this condition it is the understanding of speech that is chiefly ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"A case of marked motor and sensory aphasia. The area of Broca is intact and the ... sensory aphasia ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1906)
"He holds that the existence of the real or the apparent sensory aphasia in motor aphasics is usually only temporary, and in any case is not to be explained ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1892)
"... that of Wernicke— sensory aphasia—and the third, that of Charcot—a further analysis of sensory aphasia. According to Charcot the idea of an object for ..."

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