Definitions for expressive aphasia
motor aphasia, Broca's aphasia, ataxic aphasia, expressive aphasia, nonfluent aphasia(noun)
aphasia in which expression by speech or writing is severely impaired
Expressive aphasia is characterized by the loss of the ability to produce language. It is one subset of a larger family of disorders known collectively as aphasia. Expressive aphasia differs from dysarthria, which is typified by a patient's inability to properly move the muscles of the tongue and mouth to produce speech. Expressive aphasia contrasts with receptive aphasia, which is distinguished by a patient's inability to comprehend language or speak with appropriately meaningful words. Expressive aphasia is also known as Broca's aphasia in clinical neuropsychology and agrammatic aphasia in cognitive neuropsychology also described as Broca's area. Expressive aphasia is also a symptom of some migraine attacks.
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