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paraphasia

 [par″ah-fa´zhah]
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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par·a·pha·si·a

(par'ă-fā'zē-ă),
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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paraphasia

The habitual substitution of inappropriate or meaningless words or jargonisms.

Paraphasias
• Literal paraphasia—Substitution of an inappropriate phoneme (syllable). 
• Verbal paraphasia—Substituion of a complete word; fluent paraphasic speech is termed jargon aphasia.
• Delirium (incoherency).
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par·a·pha·si·a

(par'ă-fā'zē-ă)
A symptom of aphasia in which speech is fluent but incorrect due to word and sound substitutions.
See also: paragrammatism, receptive aphasia
[para- + G. phasis, speech]
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paraphasia

A DYSPHASIA in which speech is fluent but often meaningless or irrelevant and contains incorrectly substituted words. This is a feature of Wernicke's dysphasia.
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