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sensory aphasia[′sen·sə·rē a′fā·zhə]
A form of aphasia in which the perception of sounds as language is partially preserved, but the patient is unable to comprehend the meaning of words, and in speaking, words are evoked with difficulty, are used incorrectly, and do not convey ideas correctly, resulting frequently in other forms of language impairment, particularly in agrammatism. Also known as receptive aphasia.
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