What is APHEMIA?

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n. Originally defined by French physician Pierre Paul Broca (1824-1880), this refers to a motor aphasia with nonfluency (i.e., lack of speech) but intact language functioning - as evidenced by intact writing abilities. This condition was later renamed Broca

APHEMIA: "A person with aphemia suffers from lack of speech but is able to write in a normal manner."

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