Definition of Agraphia

1. Noun. A loss of the ability to write or to express thoughts in writing because of a brain lesion.




Definition of Agraphia

1. n. The absence or loss of the power of expressing ideas by written signs. It is one form of aphasia.

Definition of Agraphia

1. Noun. A loss of the ability to write (usually referring to a brain injury) ¹

2. Noun. The inability to write ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Agraphia

1. a mental disorder marked by inability to write [n -S] : AGRAPHIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Agraphia

1. Loss of ability to write (a form of aphasia). Symptom common to tumours of the parietal lobe of the dominant cerebral hemisphere. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agraphia

agrammatists
agrammatologia
agranular
agranular cortex
agranular endoplasmic reticulum
agranular leukocyte
agranulocyte
agranulocytes
agranulocytic
agranulocytic angina
agranulocytoses
agranulocytosis
agranuloplastic
agranulosis
agrapha
agraphia (current term)
agraphias
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agraphobias
agraphon
agrarian
agrarian parties
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agrarianism
agrarianisms
agrarianize
agrarianized
agrarianizes
agrarianizing

Literary usage of Agraphia

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Cases of pure agraphia, despite sufficient motility of the right hand, have long been known; recently the existence of a bilateral agraphia without other ..."

2. Diseases of the Ear by Philip D. Kerrison (1921)
"Motor agraphia and motor aphasia not infrequently coexist,—the effort-memory ... The differential points between motor agraphia (without motor aphasia) and ..."

3. On Aphasia, Being a Contribution to the Subject of the Dissolution of Speech by James Ross (1887)
"In the third degree of agraphia the patient is unable to write to dictation or to copy ... In the fourth degree, or what Kussmaul calls verbal agraphia, ..."

4. Diseases of the Nervous System by Julius Lincoln Salinger (1910)
"What, however, is not so easily understood is the fact that our patient with agraphia never showed the slightest inclination to mirror writing; ..."

5. Histological Studies on the Localisation of Cerebral Function by Alfred Walter Campbell (1905)
"agraphia. By most neurologists writing is regarded as a skilled act, to a certain extent comparable with speaking, and Bastian maintains that a ..."

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