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.

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.

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.

amnesic aphasia

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