asymbolia

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asymbolia

[‚ā‚sim′bōl·ē·ə]
(medicine)
An aphasia in which there is an inability to understand or use acquired symbols, such as speech, writing, or gestures, as a means of communication.
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Other differential diagnoses that should be considered in such patients include CIP pain asymbolia, Fragile X syndrome (11,15), and syringomyelia.
This paper argues that Grahek has mischaracterized pain asymbolia. Properly understood, asymbolics have lost a general capacity to care about their bodily integrity.
Among the acquired disorders are included the pain asymbolia, painful hemiagnosia, and analgotimia.