receptive aphasia

Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for receptive aphasia

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

References in periodicals archive ?
No significant differences were found between the group of productive aphasia and its controls or the group of receptive aphasia and its controls for age or education (all ps >.1).
Provided that no adverse sequelae occur (i.e., an expressive or receptive aphasia or the loss of an important auditory memory), this defined microarea of the brain could be ablated by either excision or cryotherapy, which might even result in a complete cure for some forms of tinnitus.
* Receptive aphasia (also called sensory aphasia, fluent aphasia, and Wernicke's aphasia) involves difficulty understanding spoken or written language.
Nancy was perseverating, "Let's go!", but demonstrating receptive aphasia, as was evidenced by her disregard of the examiner's commands.
There are two types - expressive or receptive aphasia - depending on whether there are difficulties with understanding or expressing language or both.