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Related to amnesic aphasia: amnestic aphasia
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.
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 aphasiaLoss of the ability to name objects and recall words. Those with anomic aphasia often substitute circumlocutions (“work-arounds”) to express the forgotten word.
Trauma, stroke or tumours involving the parietal or temporal lobes, especially if left-sided.
Verbal tests, imaging; false positive and false negative results are not uncommon.