The inability to form sentences by virtue of a brain disorder.

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  • Agrammatism — is a form of expressive aphasia that refers to the inability to speak in a grammatically correct fashion. [Dorland s Medical Dictionary, Agrammatism , [ hl dorlands.jspzQzpgzEzzSzppdocszSzuszSzcommonzSzdorla… …   Wikipedia

  • agrammatism — /ay gram euh tiz euhm, euh gram /, n. Pathol. a type of aphasia, usually caused by cerebral disease, characterized by an inability to construct a grammatical or intelligible sentence while retaining the ability to speak single words. Also called… …   Universalium

  • agrammatism — A form of aphasia characterized by an inability to construct a grammatical sentence, and the use of unintelligible or incorrect words; caused by a lesion in the dominant temporal lobe. SYN: agrammatica, agrammatologia, jargon aphasia. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • agrammatism — n. loss of the ability to create grammatical sentences due to a brain injury …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agrammatism — agram·ma·tism …   English syllables

  • agrammatism — (ˈ)āˈgraməˌtizəm noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary agrammat (from Greek agrammatos illiterate, from a a (II) + grammat , gramma letter) + ism; originally formed as German agrammatismus more at …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eleanor Saffran — Eleanor M. Saffran (1938 2002) was a researcher in the field of Cognitive Neuropsychology. Her interest in Neuropsychology began at the Baltimore City hospitals of Johns Hopkins University, where her research unit focussed on neurological… …   Wikipedia

  • Aphasia — Literally aphasia means no speech. Aphasia can apply to a defect in expression or comprehension. * * * Impaired or absent comprehension or production of, or communication by, speech, writing, or signs, due to an acquired lesion of the dominant… …   Medical dictionary

  • agrammatica — SYN: agrammatism. * * * ag·ram·ma·ti·ca (ag″rə matґĭ kə) agrammatism …   Medical dictionary

  • agrammatologia — SYN: agrammatism. * * * agram·ma·to·lo·gia (a gram″ə to loґjə) agrammatism …   Medical dictionary

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