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Anomic Dysphasia

 
 
 
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Overview

  • Signs of Nominal Dysphasia

  • Anomia: the inability to name objects
  • Circumlocution: talking around a specific word, rather than saying it directly. E.g. ‘a tool that I use to write with’ rather than ‘pen’
  • Significance

  • Suggests a lesion affecting the angular gyrus of the dominant hemisphere
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