An aphasia characterized by the inability to understand words, signs or gestures. The sufferer may hear words or see words but simply cannot process them into meaning. The condition is also called impressive aphasia.

RECEPTIVE APHASIA: "As you can see, the patient is suffering from receptive aphasia."
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