aphemia


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aphemia

 [ah-fe´me-ah]
a term formerly used to describe a type of motor aphasia and more recently proposed as a synonym for apraxia of speech.

aphemia

[əfē′mē·ə]
a loss of the ability to speak. The term is applied to emotional disorders as well as neurological causes. A person may suffer aphemia because a fear of speaking or a refusal to participate in verbal communication. aphemic, adj.

a·phe·mia

(ă-fē'mē-ă)
Motor aphasia.
[G. a, without, + phēmē, speech]

aphemia

(ă-fē′mē-ă) [ ¹an- + Gr. phēmē, speech + -ia]
1. Motor aphasia.
2. Anarthria.