Wernicke aphasia

Wernicke aphasia, also known as receptive aphasia or fluent aphasia, is the inability to grasp the meaning of spoken or written words and sentences while producing connected speech is not greatly affected.

Receptive aphasia is usually caused by injury to the dominant posterior temporal lobe (Wernicke's area). 

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rID: 60236
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fluent aphasia
  • Wernicke's dysphasia
  • Receptive aphasia

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