What Does Receptive Dysphasia Mean?

Q:
What does receptive dysphasia mean?

A:
If there is an injury in a certain area of the brain, receptive dysphasia can occur. If a patient has receptive dysphasia, he can lose the ability to understand a language in a correct way.

Receptive dysphasia is a subtype of dysphasia, and the other one is expressive dysphasia.

Unlike expressive dysphasia, patients with receptive dysphasia can still speak; however, since their language comprehension is affected, their sentences can be meaningless, and others may not understand what they are trying to express.

Key word: receptive dysphasia

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