Definition of Total aphasia

1. Noun. Loss of all ability to communicate.

Exact synonyms: Global Aphasia
Generic synonyms: Aphasia

Medical Definition of Total aphasia

1. In which all aspects of speech and communication are severely impaired. at best, patients can understand or speak only a few words or phrases; they cannot read or write. Synonym: mixed aphasia, total aphasia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Total 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 G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(3) total aphasia When we have the symptoms of Wernicke's aphasia added to those of Broca's aphasia, the condition is known as total aphasia. ..."

2. The Diagnosis of nervous diseases by James Purves-Stewart (1908)
"21 and 21 A), total aphasia is usually combined with severe right hemiplegia. Marie,1 whilst admitting the existence of visual, auditory and motor aphasia ..."

3. The Genesis and Dissolution of the Faculty of Speech: A Clinical and by Joseph Collins (1898)
"total aphasia. OCCASIONALLY cases of aphasia are encountered in which there is a ... To such cases the name total aphasia is given because it includes the ..."

4. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1908)
"The cases of Broca's aphasia reported by Marie are regarded by Dejerine as examples of total aphasia, with very grave disturbance of word seeing and word ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1888)
"TDC" Dr. Walker saw him on the following day and found a condition of almost total aphasia. He tried to talk, but could not be understood, the words used ..."

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