alexia

alexia is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:

Nursing Central

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(ă-lek′sē-ă)

[¹an- + Gr. lexis, word + -ia]
A loss of the ability to understand written or printed words.
alexic (ă-lek′sik), adj.
SYN: SEE: visual aphasia; SEE: word blindness

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --