Definition of Nonfluent aphasia
1. Noun. Aphasia in which expression by speech or writing is severely impaired.
Generic synonyms: Aphasia
Medical Definition of Nonfluent aphasia
1. 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, etc. The patient is aware of his impairment. Synonym: anterior aphasia, ataxic aphasia, Broca's aphasia, expressive aphasia, nonfluent aphasia. (05 Mar 2000)