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Aphasia, Wernicke MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Aphasia, Wernicke
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.606.150.500.800.100.166
C23.888.592.604.150.500.800.100.166
Unique ID
D001041
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001041
Annotation
do not confuse with APHASIA, BROCA where subject understands language but cannot express it
Scope Note
Impairment in the comprehension of speech and meaning of words, both spoken and written, and of the meanings conveyed by their grammatical relationships in sentences. It is caused by lesions that primarily affect Wernicke's area, which lies in the posterior perisylvian region of the temporal lobe of the dominant hemisphere. (From Brain & Bannister, Clinical Neurology, 7th ed, p141; Kandel et al., Principles of Neural Science, 3d ed, p846)
Entry Term(s)
Aphasia, Fluent
Aphasia, Jargon
Aphasia, Posterior
Aphasia, Psychosensory
Dysphasia, Fluent
Dysphasia, Receptive
Dysphasia, Sensory
Dysphasia, Wernicke
Dysphasia, Wernicke's
Fluent Aphasia, Wernicke's
Receptive Aphasia
Sensory Aphasia
Wernicke Aphasia
Previous Indexing
Aphasia (1966-1979)
Public MeSH Note
1991; see APHASIA 1980-1990
History Note
1991(1980)
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/12/14
Revision Date
1999/11/03
Aphasia, Wernicke Preferred
Aphasia, Posterior Broader
Receptive Aphasia Broader
Aphasia, Jargon Related
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