Definition of Receptive aphasia

1. Noun. Aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words.




Medical Definition of Receptive aphasia

1. Aphasia in which there is impairment in the comprehension of spoken and written words, associated with effortless, articulated, but paraphrasic, speech and writing; malformed words, substitute words, and enologisms are charcteristic. When severe, and speech is incomprehensible, it is called jargon aphasia. The patient often appears unaware of his deficit. Synonym: fluent aphasia, impressive aphasia, posterior aphasia, psychosensory aphasia, receptive aphasia, Wernicke's aphasia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Receptive aphasia

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1. Elements of Psychology by Sydney Herbert Mellone, Margaret Drummond (1907)
"These two forms, which both affect messages conveyed by the sensory nerves, are grouped together as Sensory or receptive aphasia. 3. ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Nervous Diseases for the Medical Student and General by Frank Savary Pearce (1904)
"Sensory or receptive aphasia.—This is considered usually as having three special forms: (1) auditory aphasia, or word-deafness; (2) visual aphasia, ..."

3. Head Injury Guide for Survivors, Families, & Caregivers edited by Delores M. John (1990)
"receptive aphasia: Inability to comprehend spoken language. ART THERAPY: Use of art techniques such as painting, crafts and group activities to develop ..."

4. A Text book of alkaloidal practice by William Francis Waugh, Wallace C. Abbott (1907)
"Sensory or receptive aphasia may be auditory or word deafness, visual or word-blindness, or apraxia or mind-blindness. The first is due to a lesion in the ..."

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