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Anomia (Anomic Aphasia) Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Anomia or Anomic aphasia is a problem with word finding. Impaired recall of words with no impairment of comprehension or the capacity to repeat the words. If you show such a person an egg, they cannot find the word "egg" but may say something like "from a chicken." Causes include trauma, tumor, vascular insufficiency, senility, and Alzheimer's disease.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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