\ɐkwˈa͡ɪ͡əd ɐlˈɛksi͡ə], \ɐkwˈaɪəd ɐlˈɛksiə], \ɐ_k_w_ˈaɪə_d ɐ_l_ˈɛ_k_s_iə]\
Definitions of ACQUIRED ALEXIA
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A receptive visual aphasia characterized by the loss of a previously possessed ability to comprehend the meaning or significance of handwritten words, despite intact vision. This condition may be associated with posterior cerebral artery infarction (INFARCTION, POSTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY) and other BRAIN DISEASES.
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