Wernicke's area
noun Etymology: Karl Wernicke died 1905 German neurologist Date: 1950 an area of the brain that is located in the posterior left temporal lobe and is associated with comprehension of language

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  • Wernicke's area — n an area located in the posterior part of the superior temporal gyrus that plays an important role in the comprehension of language …   Medical dictionary

  • Wernicke's area — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Approximate location of Wernicke s area highlighted in grey Caption2 = IsPartOf = Components = Artery = Vein = BrainInfoType = ancil BrainInfoNumber = 252 MeshName =… …   Wikipedia

  • Wernicke's area — noun the auditory word center; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution in most people • Syn: ↑Wernicke s center • Hypernyms: ↑center, ↑centre, ↑nerve center, ↑nerve centre • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wernicke's area — /vair ni keuhz, keez/, Anat. a portion of the left posterior temporal lobe of the brain, involved in the ability to understand words. [named after Karl Wernicke (1848 1905), German neurologist, who discovered it] * * * …   Universalium

  • Wernicke's encephalopathy — Infobox Disease Name = Wernicke encephalopathy Caption = Thiamine DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|E|51|2|e|50 ICD9 = ICD9|265.1 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = emerg eMedicineTopic = 642 MeshID = Wernicke encephalopathy is a syndrome… …   Wikipedia

  • Wernicke's aphasia — /vair ni keez, keuhz/, Pathol. a type of aphasia caused by a lesion in Wernicke s area of the brain and characterized by grammatical but more or less meaningless speech and an apparent inability to comprehend speech. [see WERNICKE S AREA] * * * …   Universalium

  • Wernicke's aphasia — noun aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words • Syn: ↑fluent aphasia, ↑receptive aphasia, ↑sensory aphasia, ↑impressive aphasia • Hypernyms: ↑aphasia * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wernicke's center — noun the auditory word center; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution in most people • Syn: ↑Wernicke s area • Hypernyms: ↑center, ↑centre, ↑nerve center, ↑nerve centre • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Broca's area — Brain: Broca s area Approximate location of Broca s area highlighted in gray …   Wikipedia

  • Wer|nick|e's area — «VUR nuh keez», an area of the left hemisphere of the brain, associated with comprehension of speech and writing. ╂[< Karl Wernicke, 1848 1905, a German neurologist] …   Useful english dictionary

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