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The erroneous production of unintended words in speech that is a feature in some forms of aphasia.
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Features such as intact fluency of speech with normal rate and melody, poverty of speech content and paraphasic
errors (including neologisms) pointed towards a fluent aphasia such as a Wernicke's aphasia.
While anomia is generally associated with left dorsomedial thalamus lesions, lesions of the ventrolateral and ventral anterior regions lead to paraphasic
Rather than tangentiality or loosening of associations, her speech is notable for pervasive word substitutions and paraphasic
errors, such as saying "chair" when asked to identify the nightstand in her room.