motor aphasia

motor aphasia
motor aphasia n the inability to speak or to organize the muscular movements of speech called also aphemia, Broca's aphasia

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aphasia in which there is impairment of the ability to speak and write, owing to a lesion in the insula and surrounding operculum, including the Broca motor speech area. The patient understands many written and spoken words but has difficulty uttering the words. Cf. receptive a. Called also Broca a., expressive a., frontocortical a., nonfluent a., and logaphasia.

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