What does receptive aphasia mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term receptive aphasia:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wernicke's aphasia, fluent aphasia, receptive aphasia, sensory aphasia, impressive aphasia(noun)

    aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words


  1. Receptive aphasia

    Receptive aphasia, also known as Wernicke’s aphasia, fluent aphasia, or sensory aphasia, is a type of aphasia traditionally associated with neurological damage to Wernicke’s area in the brain. However, the key deficits of receptive aphasia do not come from damage to Wernicke's area; instead, most of the core difficulties are proposed to come from damage to the medial temporal lobe and underlying white matter. Damage in this area not only destroys local language regions but also cuts off most of the occipital, temporal, and parietal regions from the core language region. People with receptive aphasia are unable to understand language in its written or spoken form, and even though they can speak with normal grammar, syntax, rate, and intonation, they cannot express themselves meaningfully using language. Receptive aphasia is not to be confused with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of receptive aphasia in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of receptive aphasia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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