amnesic aphasia


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nom·i·nal a·pha·si·a

an aphasia in which the principal deficit is difficulty in naming people and objects seen, heard, or felt; due to lesions in various portions of the language area.

amnesic aphasia

Etymology: Gk, a, mnasthai + a, phasis, without speech
an inability to remember spoken words or to use words for names of objects, circumstances, or characteristics.

anomic aphasia

Loss of the ability to name objects and recall words. Those with anomic aphasia often substitute circumlocutions (“work-arounds”) to express the forgotten word.

Aetiology
Trauma, stroke or tumours involving the parietal or temporal lobes, especially if left-sided.

Diagnosis
Verbal tests, imaging; false positive and false negative results are not uncommon.

amnesic aphasia

Loss of memory for the names of objects, states or conditions.