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word salad

 [werd sal´ad]
an incoherent jumble of words and neologisms, such as that observed in advanced schizophrenia; called also schizophasia.

word sal·ad

(werd sal'ăd),
A jumble of meaningless and unrelated words emitted by people with certain kinds of schizophrenia.

word salad

/word sal·ad/ (werd sal´ad) a meaningless mixture of words and phrases characteristic of advanced schizophrenia.

word salad

a jumble of words and phrases that lacks logical coherence and meaning, often characteristic of disoriented individuals and persons with schizophrenia. See also jargon aphasia.

word salad

A mixture of neologisms, words and phrases that lack meaning. Word salads are characterised by loosening of associations, shifting of topics that may progress to near incoherence and a lack of logical connection; they typically accompany disordered thought processes, such as presents in schizophrenia.

word salad

Psychiatry A mixture of neologisms, words, and phrases that lack comprehensive meaning or logical coherence; WSs are characterized by loosening of associations, shifting of topics that may progress to near incoherence, and a lack of logical connection; WSs are typical of disordered thought processes–eg, schizophrenia. Cf Witzelsucht.

word sal·ad

(wŏrd sal'ăd)
A jumble of meaningless and unrelated words emitted by people with certain kinds of schizophrenia.

Word salad

Speech that is so disorganized that it makes no linguistic or grammatical sense.
Mentioned in: Schizophrenia
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