Wernicke Aphasia (Receptive Aphasia)

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; Aphasia, Jargon; Aphasia, Posterior; Aphasia, Psychosensory; Dysphasia, Fluent; Dysphasia, Receptive; Dysphasia, Sensory; Dysphasia, Wernicke's; Fluent Aphasia, Wernicke's; Aphasia, Sensory; Aphasia, Wernicke's Fluent; Aphasias, Jargon; Aphasias, Posterior; Aphasias, Psychosensory; Aphasias, Wernicke; Dysphasia, Wernickes; Dysphasias, Fluent; Dysphasias, Receptive; Dysphasias, Sensory; Fluent Aphasia, Wernicke; Fluent Aphasia, Wernickes; Fluent Dysphasia; Fluent Dysphasias; Jargon Aphasia; Jargon Aphasias; Posterior Aphasia; Posterior Aphasias; Psychosensory Aphasia; Psychosensory Aphasias; Receptive Dysphasia; Receptive Dysphasias; Sensory Dysphasia; Sensory Dysphasias; Wernicke Aphasias; Wernicke Dysphasia; Wernicke's Dysphasia; Wernicke's Fluent Aphasia; Dysphasia, Wernicke; Sensory Aphasia
Networked: 38 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 4 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

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)


1. Yoon, Seo Yeon: 1 article (07/2015)
2. Kim, Je-Kyung: 1 article (07/2015)
3. An, Young-Sil: 1 article (07/2015)
4. Kim, Yong Wook: 1 article (07/2015)
5. Bawaskar, Pramodini Himmatrao: 1 article (01/2015)
6. Yoon, Tae Hee: 1 article (01/2015)
7. Han, Soo Jeong: 1 article (01/2015)
8. Kim, Joo Sup: 1 article (01/2015)
9. Bawaskar, Himmatrao Saluba: 1 article (01/2015)
10. Yoon, Tae Sik: 1 article (01/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Wernicke Aphasia:
1. salicylhydroxamic acid (SHAM)IBA
2. Phenytoin (Dilantin)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Nimodipine (Modus)FDA LinkGeneric
4. XenonIBA
5. tranilast (N 5')IBA
6. UbiquitinIBA
7. Technetium Tc 99m Exametazime (Ceretec)FDA Link
8. 3,3',4',5-tetrachlorosalicylanilideIBA
9. Dopamine Agonists (Dopamine Agonist)IBA
10. Biological Markers (Surrogate Marker)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Language Therapy (Language Training)
2. Speech Therapy (Therapy, Speech)
3. Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
4. Trephining
5. Aftercare (After-Treatment)