Migraine Term of the Day: Aphasia

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HealthCentral

When we're looking at Migraine and headache information, whether it's from our doctor, a book, or an online article, we sometimes come across medical terms that can be confusing.

Sometimes, it's easy enough to substitute another word or a short phrase for the medical term. At other times, substituting just doesn't convey quite the same meaning or takes more than a few words.

Some of you have expressed an interest in learning more of the medical terminology that comes up when discussing Migraine disease and other headache disorders. So, I'll be posting a "term of the day," probably a couple of times a week. If there are terms you'd like to have defined, please leave a comment to let me know what it is.

Today's term: Aphasia.

Aphasia loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend words.

When discussing Migraine disease and other headache disorders, we generally see aphasia listed as a possible symptom of a Migraine attack. People often say they have trouble finding the right words during a Migraine attack. This can begin as early as the prodrome phase of an attack.

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