Origin of aphasiaModern Latin from Classical Greek from aphatos, unuttered from a-, not + phatos from phanai, to say: see phono-
An example of aphasia is not being able to speak after a bad head injury.
Origin of aphasiaGreek from aphatos speechless a- not ; see a- 1. phatos spoken, speakable ( from phanai to speak ; see -phasia . )
(countable and uncountable, plural aphasias)
Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀφασία (aphasia), from ἄφατος (aphatos, “speechless”), from ἀ- (a-, “not”) + φάσις (phasis, “speech”).
aphasia - Medical Definition
- a·pha′si·ac′ (-zē-ăk′)
- a·pha′sic (-zĭk, -sĭk)
- Children with expressive aphasia will not develop normal language skills without intervention and are at risk for language-based learning disabilities.
- Children with expressive aphasia fail to speak at the usual age although they have normal speech comprehension and articulation.
- Most children with receptive aphasia gradually acquire a language of their own, understood only by those close to them.
- The speech of children with receptive aphasia is both delayed and sparse, ungrammatical, and poorly articulated.
- Speech and language problems (aphasia) usually occur when a stroke affects the right side of the body.