Agraphia

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agraphia

[‚ā′graf·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Loss of the ability to write.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Agraphia

 

a speech disorder marked by the loss of the ability to write.

Agraphia is observed, as a rule, in cases in which the occipital or sincipital region of the left hemisphere of the cerebral cortex in right-handed people is underdeveloped or damaged. People with agraphia either lose the ability to combine letters into words or else leave out or transpose separate syllables.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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