nonfluent aphasia -->
motor aphasia
medical dictionary

A type of aphasia in which there is a deficit in speech production or language output, often accompanied by a deficit in communicating by writing, signs, etc. The patient is aware of his impairment.

Synonyms: anterior aphasia, ataxic aphasia, Broca's aphasia, expressive aphasia, nonfluent aphasia.

(05 Mar 2000)