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partial aphasia in which the patient uses wrong words, or uses words in wrong and senseless combinations. Called also paragrammatism, paraphemia, and paraphrasia.
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A form of aphasia in which a person has lost the ability to speak correctly, substituting one word for another and jumbling words and sentences unintelligibly.
See also: jargon.
[para- + G. phasis, speech]
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A type of expressive aphasia characterised by a disintegration of spoken syntax, resulting in laboured speech peppered with substantives and short phrases. Function words such as verbs are omitted—resulting in so-called telegraphic speech—or are confused with each other more often than content words.
Aetiology Broca’s aphasia, traumatic brain injury.
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Neurology Use of words that approximate those intended Etiology Organic brain disease, schizophrenia Psychology Unintended garbling of speech while consciously attempting to speak
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