|aphasia, conduction||medical dictionary|
A type of fluent aphasia in which there is normal comprehension of spoken language but words are repeated incorrectly. It results from a lesion of the arcuate fasciculus connecting broca's and Wernicke's areas. Like patients with Wernicke's aphasia (aphasia, Wernicke), patients with conduction aphasia are fluent but have many paraphasic errors (incorrect words or sounds substituted for correct ones). The degree of fluency is less than that in Wernicke's aphasia, but comprehension is good.
(12 Dec 1998)
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