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Medical terms and words



When someone close to you is taken ill you may find yourself confronted with new and unfamiliar medical terms and words. Below are some of the terms you may have heard and a short explanation of what they mean.


Don’t be afraid to ask the doctors and healthcare professionals to explain terms that you don’t understand ­– sometimes medical terms sound more worrying than they are.


Broca's Aphasia - sometimes called non-fluent aphasia.
Wernicke's Aphasia
Global Aphasia
Anomic Aphasia