agraphia
Inability to write properly in the absence of abnormalities of the limb; often accompanies aphasia and alexia; caused by lesions in various portions of the cerebrum, especially those in or near the angular gyrus. SYN: graphic aphasia, graphomotor aphasia. [G. a- priv. + grapho, to write]
- absolute a. a. in which not even unconnected letters can be written. SYN: atactic a., literal a..
- acoustic a. inability to write from dictation.
- amnemonic a. a. in which letters and words can be written, but not connected sentences.
- atactic a. SYN: absolute a..
- constructional a. an aghraphia in which letters and words can be written correctly, but not arranged appropriately on the writing surface.
- literal a. SYN: absolute a..
- motor a. a. due to muscular incoordination.
- musical a. an inability to write musical notation.
- verbal a. a. in which single letters can be written, but not words.

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agraph·ia (')ā-'graf-ē-ə n the pathological loss of the ability to write
agraph·ic -'graf-ik adj

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n.
an acquired inability to write, although the strength and coordination of the hand remain normal. It is related to the disorders of language and it is caused by disease in the parietal lobe of the brain. See Gerstmann's syndrome.

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agraph·ia (ə-grafґe-ə) [a-1 + -graph + -ia] impairment or loss of the ability to write; it takes two forms, one involving poor morphology of written letter forms and the other a reflection of the aphasia also observed in spoken language. See also dysgraphia. Called also graphomotor aphasia. agraphic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Agraphia — A*graph i*a, n. [Gr. a priv. + ? to write.] The absence or loss of the power of expressing ideas by written signs. It is one form of aphasia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agraphia — [ā graf′ē ə] n. [ModL < Gr a , without + graphein, to write: see GRAPHIC] the partial or total loss of the ability to write agraphic adj …   English World dictionary

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  • agraphia — agraphic, adj. /ay graf ee euh, euh graf /, n. Pathol. a cerebral disorder characterized by total or partial inability to write. [1870 75; < NL; see A 6, GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

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  • agraphia — dysgraphia; n. an acquired inability to write, although the strength and coordination of the hand remain normal. It is related to the disorders of language and it is caused by disease in the dominant parietal lobe of the brain. See: Gerstmann s… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • agraphia — a•graph•i•a [[t]eɪˈgræf i ə, əˈgræf [/t]] n. pat a cerebral disorder characterized by total or partial inability to write • Etymology: 1870–75; a VI+ graphia, var. of graphy a•graph′ic, adj …   From formal English to slang

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