word finding

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word finding

A term that encompasses a range of clinical phenomena which may be caused by distinct pathophysiological processes. While word-finding difficulty may occur in various conditions, when it presents as a primary or isolated symptom it is often a harbinger of degenerative neurologic disease and progressive aphasia.
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Planet Rabbit launches a tour of 17 venues next month with Groping for Words, a comedy by Sue Townsend, the writer of the best selling Adrian Mole books.
Groping for Words, Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster (to Saturday).
I am groping for words to describe the plight of the hostages.
Tonight's show - Groping For Words - features Sue Townsend's poignant observations about four people on life's journey.
I honestly have the feeling of groping for words to explain this or I might say My God what have we done,'' he wrote in the logbook.
I covered the genocide for Newsweek, and the enormity of the slaughter often left me groping for words to describe it.
Such travelers, who often find themselves groping for words to explain the repression they have seen abroad, will find this an important book to give or to recommend.