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Descriptor English:   Aphasia, Wernicke 
Descriptor Spanish:   Afasia de Wernicke 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Afasia de Wernicke 
Synonyms English:   Aphasia, Fluent
Aphasia, Jargon
Aphasia, Posterior
Aphasia, Psychosensory
Dysphasia, Fluent
Dysphasia, Receptive
Dysphasia, Sensory
Dysphasia, Wernicke's
Fluent Aphasia, Wernicke's
Aphasia, Receptive
Aphasia, Sensory
Aphasia, Wernicke's Fluent
Aphasias, Jargon
Aphasias, Posterior
Aphasias, Psychosensory
Aphasias, Wernicke
Dysphasia, Wernickes
Dysphasias, Fluent
Dysphasias, Receptive
Dysphasias, Sensory
Fluent Aphasia
Fluent Aphasia, Wernicke
Fluent Aphasia, Wernickes
Fluent Dysphasia
Fluent Dysphasias
Jargon Aphasia
Jargon Aphasias
Posterior Aphasia
Posterior Aphasias
Psychosensory Aphasia
Psychosensory Aphasias
Receptive Dysphasia
Receptive Dysphasias
Sensory Dysphasia
Sensory Dysphasias
Wernicke Aphasias
Wernicke Dysphasia
Wernicke's Dysphasia
Wernicke's Fluent Aphasia
Receptive Aphasia
Sensory Aphasia
Wernicke Aphasia
Dysphasia, Wernicke  
Tree Number:   C10.597.606.150.500.800.100.166
C23.888.592.604.150.500.800.100.166
Definition English:   Impairment in the comprehension of speech and meaning of words, both spoken and written, and of the meanings conveyed by their grammatical relationships in sentences. It is caused by lesions that primarily affect Wernicke's area, which lies in the posterior perisylvian region of the temporal lobe of the dominant hemisphere. (From Brain & Bannister, Clinical Neurology, 7th ed, p141; Kandel et al., Principles of Neural Science, 3d ed, p846) 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with APHASIA, BROCA where subject understands language but cannot express it
History Note English:   1991(1980) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications DI diagnosis
DG diagnostic imaging DH diet therapy
DT drug therapy EC economics
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RH rehabilitation SU surgery
TH therapy UR urine
VI virology  
Record Number:   1048 
Unique Identifier:   D001041 

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