Origin of aphasia
Examples from the Web for aphasia
Still, she suffered from aphasia, finding it difficult to speak, read and write.
Aphasia is a defect in the interpretation or production of language.Applied Psychology for Nurses|Mary F. Porter
Messages exchanged on the data highways-from e-mail to Web communication-often display the same characteristics of aphasia.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Now Aphasia is the opposite of φάσις in its general signification, which, as we said, comprises both affirmation and negation.Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism|Mary Mills Patrick
Word Origin for aphasia
"loss of ability to speak," especially as result of brain injury or disorder, 1867, from Modern Latin aphasia, from Greek aphasia "speechlessness," from a- "without" (see a- (3)) + phasis "utterance," from phanai "to speak," related to pheme "voice, report, rumor" (see fame (n.)).
APHASIA is the term which has recently been given to the loss of the faculty of articulate language, the organs of phonation and of articulation, as well as the intelligence, being unimpaired. The pathology of this affection is at the present time the subject of much discussion in the scientific world; the French Academy devoted several of their séances during the year 1865 to its special elucidation, and the Medical Journals of France and of our own country have lately contained a good deal of original matter bearing upon this obscure feature in cerebral pathology. [Frederic Bateman, M.D., "Aphasia," London, 1868]