aphasia :

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  • n  inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion

  • Semantic aphasia is that numbness of ear, mind and heartthat tone deafness to the very meaning of languagewhich results from the habitual and prolonged abuse of words.
  • Semantic aphasia on the right, semantic aphasia on the left.
  • But he had a hopeful note: anomic aphasia is much less common now that middle-ear infections are so readily controlled by sulfas and antibiotics.

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