agraphia


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agraphia

 [a-graf´e-ah]
loss of ability to express thoughts in writing.

a·graph·i·a

(ă-graf'ē-ă),
Inability to write properly in the absence of abnormalities of the limb; often accompanies aphasia and alexia; caused by lesions in various portions of the cerebrum, especially those in or near the angular gyrus.
[G. a- priv. + graphō, to write]

agraphia

/agraph·ia/ (ah-graf´e-ah) impairment or loss of the ability to write.agraph´ic

agraphia

(ā-grăf′ē-ə)
n.
A disorder marked by loss of the ability to write.

a·graph′ic adj.

agraphia

[āgraf′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, a + graphein, not to write
a loss of the ability to write, resulting from injury to the language center in the cerebral cortex. See also absolute agraphia. Compare dysgraphia. agraphic, adj.

agraphia

An acquired form of aphasia, which is characterised by the loss of a previously possessed ability to write.

Aetiology
Parietal lobe tumours involving the dominant cerebral hemisphere.
 
Clinical findings
Defects in fine motor skills, dexterity and muscle tone.

Management
Re-education, occupational therapy.

Agraphia

An acquired form of aphasia, which is characterised by a loss of a previously possessed ability to write.
Aetiology Parietal lobe tumours involving the dominant cerebral hemisphere.
Clinical findings Defects in fine motor skills, dexterity, muscle tone, and general clumsiness.
Management Re-education, occupational therapy.

agraphia

Neurology A form of aphasia, characterized by a loss in ability to write, which is most commonly seen in Pts with tumors of the parietal lobe which involve the dominant cerebral hemisphere.

a·graph·i·a

(ă-graf'ē-ă)
Inability to write properly in the absence of abnormalities of the limb; often accompanies aphasia and alexia; caused by lesions in various parts of the cerebrum.
Synonym(s): anorthography, logagraphia.
Compare: dysgraphia
[G. a- priv. + graphō, to write]

agraphia

Acquired inability to exercise the mental processes necessary for writing. There is no disorder of hand or eye function or coordination. In right-handed and many left-handed people, agraphia results from damage in the left parietal lobe of the brain, the part concerned with language.

agraphia 

Inability to write, usually as a result of a brain lesion. If the person can write from dictation but not from copying, it is called visual agraphia.
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