Search Login Register

Wernicke Aphasia (Receptive Aphasia) Summary

Description: 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)

Also Known As: Receptive Aphasia; Aphasia, Receptive; Fluent Aphasia; Aphasia, Wernicke; Aphasia, Fluent Show All >>

Networked: 38 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 4 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Wernicke Aphasia

Efficacy Chart >>
Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. salicylhydroxamic acid (SHAM) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 5 results : IBA
  2. Phenytoin (Dilantin) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 9 Generic
  3. Nimodipine (Modus) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 4 Generic
  4. Xenon : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  5. tranilast (N 5') : 3 results : IBA
  6. Ubiquitin : 2 results : IBA
  7. Technetium Tc 99m Exametazime (Ceretec) : 2 results : FDA 1
  8. 3,3',4',5-tetrachlorosalicylanilide : 2 results : IBA
  9. Dopamine Agonists (Dopamine Agonist) : 1 result : IBA
  10. Biological Markers (Surrogate Marker) : 1 result : IBA
Show All >>

Diseases Related to Wernicke Aphasia

  1. Anomia (Dysnomia)
  2. Aphasia (Dysphasia)
  3. Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  4. Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (Semantic Dementia)
  5. Stroke (Strokes)
Show All >>

Key Therapies for Wernicke Aphasia

Efficacy Chart >>
  1. Language Therapy (Language Training) : 1 study in 2 results
  2. Speech Therapy (Therapy, Speech) : 3 results
  3. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) : 2 results
  4. Trephining : 1 result
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 result

CureHunter Inc. provides medical information and specifically does NOT provide medical advice.
© Copyright 2003-2016 CureHunter Inc., MeSH copyright NLM, Journal Articles copyright original owners.