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PPA

Abbreviation for:
palpation, percussion and auscultation
participating provider agreement
Pathology Practice Association
phenylpropanolamine
phenylpyruvic acid
plasminogen proactivator
Pittsburgh Pneumonia Agent
posterior pulmonary artery
postpartum amenorrhoea
preferred provider arrangement
Prescription Pricing Authority, see there 
price per accession
primary peritoneal adenocarcinoma
primary progressive aphasia
pure pulmonary atresia

PPA

1. Palpation, Percussion & Ausculation.
2. Pittsburgh pneumonia agent.
3. Postpartum amenorrhea.
4. Price per accession.
5. Pure pulmonary atresia.

PPA

Abbreviation for primary progressive aphasia.

aphasia

(a-fa'zh(e-)a) [ Gr. aphasia, speechlessness]
Absence or impairment of the ability to communicate by speech, writing, or signs because of brain dysfunction. It is considered complete or total when both sensory and motor areas are involved. See: alalia

acquired epileptiform aphasia

Landau-Kleffner syndrome.

amnesic aphasia

Anomic aphasia.

anomic aphasia

Inability to name objects; loss of memory for words.

auditory aphasia

Word deafness.

Broca's aphasia

Motor aphasia.

conduction aphasia

Aphasia marked by an inability to repeat what one has heard and by impaired writing and word finding.

crossed aphasia

Aphasia that develops paradoxically in a right-handed person after a stroke or lesion affecting the right hemisphere.

executive aphasia

Motor aphasia.

fluent aphasia

Aphasia in which words are easily spoken but are incorrect and may be unrelated to the content of the other words spoken.

gibberish aphasia

Utterance of meaningless phrases.

global aphasia

Total aphasia involving failure of all forms of communication.

infantile acquired aphasia

Landau-Kleffner syndrome.

jargon aphasia

Communication that results in the use of jargon or disconnected words.

mixed aphasia

Combined receptive and expressive aphasia.

motor aphasia

Aphasia in which patients know what they want to say but cannot say it because of their inability to coordinate the muscles controlling speech. It may be complete or partial. Broca's area is disordered or diseased. Synonym: aphemia; Broca's aphasia; executive aphasia

nominal aphasia

Inability to name objects.

optic aphasia

A form of agnosia marked by inability to name an object recognized by sight without the aid of sound, taste, or touch.

primary progressive aphasia

Abbreviation: PPA
A form of dementia marked by the inability to recall the names of things, to read, or to express oneself with speech The disorder gradually worsens and may ultimately produce other cognitive deficits. Early in the course of the disease, other brain functions of daily living are preserved, e.g., understanding speech, behaving properly, and practicing hobbies. PPA is associated with nonspecific degeneration of neurons in the left hemisphere of the brain.
Synonym: progressive nonfluent aphasia

progressive nonfluent aphasia

Primary progressive apahasia.

semantic aphasia

Inability to understand the meanings of words.

sensory aphasia

Inability to understand spoken words if the auditory word center is involved (auditory aphasia) or written words if the visual word center is affected (word blindness). If both centers are involved, the patient will understand neither spoken nor written words.

syntactic aphasia

Inability to use proper grammatical constructions.

transcortical aphasia

Aphasia in which the ability to repeat words is preserved, but other language functions are impaired.

traumatic aphasia

Aphasia caused by head injury.

visual aphasia

Alexia.

Wernicke's aphasia

See: Wernicke, Carl

primary progressive aphasia

Abbreviation: PPA
A form of dementia marked by the inability to recall the names of things, to read, or to express oneself with speech The disorder gradually worsens and may ultimately produce other cognitive deficits. Early in the course of the disease, other brain functions of daily living are preserved, e.g., understanding speech, behaving properly, and practicing hobbies. PPA is associated with nonspecific degeneration of neurons in the left hemisphere of the brain.
Synonym: progressive nonfluent aphasia
See also: aphasia
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