dysphasia

Impairment in the production of speech and failure to arrange words in an understandable way; caused by an acquired lesion of the brain. SYN: dysphrasia. [dys- + G. phasis, speaking]

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dys·pha·sia dis-'fā-zh(ē-)ə n loss of or deficiency in the power to use or understand language as a result of injury to or disease of the brain compare DYSARTHRIA

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dys·pha·sia (dis-faґzhə) [dys- + -phasia] impairment of speech, consisting in lack of coordination and failure to arrange words in their proper order, due to a central lesion; called also dysphrasia and dysgrammatism. See also aphasia and paraphasia.

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  • Dysphasia — should not be confused with the similarly pronounced dysphagia, which is a difficulty swallowing. DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Dysphasia ICD10 = ICD10|F|80|1|f|80, ICD10|F|80|2|f|80, ICD10|R|47|0|r|47 ICD9 = ICD9|438.12, ICD9|784.5Dysphasia… …   Wikipedia

  • dysphasia — [dis fā′zhə, dis fā′zhē ə, dis fā′zē ə] n. [ModL < DYS + PHASIA] impairment of the ability to speak or, sometimes, to understand language, as the result of brain injury, a brain tumor, etc. dysphasic [disfā′zik] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • dysphasia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1883 loss of or deficiency in the power to use or understand language as a result of injury to or disease of the brain • dysphasic noun or adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dysphasia — dysphasic /dis fay zik, sik/, adj. /dis fay zheuh, zhee euh, zee euh/, n. Pathol. inability to speak or understand words because of a brain lesion. [1875 80; DYS + (A)PHASIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • dysphasia — noun loss of or deficiency in the power to use or understand language as a result of injury or disease of the brain …   Wiktionary

  • dysphasia — Synonyms and related words: aphasia, aphonia, artificial voice, broken speech, broken tones, broken voice, childish treble, choked voice, cracked voice, croak, crow, dysarthria, dyslalia, dyslogia, dysphonia, dysphrasia, echolalia, falsetto,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dysphasia — n. impairment of speech and language comprehension …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dysphasia — [dɪs feɪzɪə] noun Psychiatry language disorder marked by deficiency in the generation of speech, due to brain disease or damage. Derivatives dysphasic adjective Origin C19: from Gk dusphatos hard to utter …   English new terms dictionary

  • dysphasia — dys·pha·sia …   English syllables

  • dysphasia — n.; see aphasia …   The new mediacal dictionary

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