subcortical aphasia

sub·cor·ti·cal a·pha·si·a

(sŭb-kōr'ti-kăl ă-fā'zē-ă)
A disorder of comprehension andproduction of language due to damage to the basal ganglia, thalamus, or associated pathways. Symptoms vary depending on the area of subcortical damage and any related cortical damage.
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Subcortical aphasia

A condition characterized by either partial or total loss of the ability to communicate verbally or using written words as a result of damage to non language-dominated areas of the brain. This condition may be caused by a stroke, head injury, brain tumor, or infection.
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