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Broca Aphasia (Expressive Aphasia) Summary

Description: An aphasia characterized by impairment of expressive language (speech, writing, signs) and relative preservation of receptive language abilities (i.e., comprehension). This condition is caused by lesions of the motor association cortex in the frontal lobe (Broca's area and adjacent cortical and white matter regions). The deficits range from almost complete muteness to a reduction in the fluency and rate of speech. CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENTS (in particular INFARCTION, MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY) are a relatively common cause of this condition. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp478-9)

Also Known As: Expressive Aphasia; Aphasia, Expressive; Motor Aphasia; Aphasia, Broca; Aphasia, Anterior Show All >>

Networked: 84 relevant articles (9 outcomes, 7 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Broca Aphasia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Bromocriptine (Parlodel) : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 12 results : FDA 8 Generic
  2. DNA Transposable Elements (Element, IS) : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  3. Salts : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  4. Dopamine (Intropin) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 36 Generic
  5. Diuretics : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  6. Amphetamine (Amfetamine) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 15 Generic
  7. TNFR-Fc fusion protein (etanercept) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 2
  8. OPEN protocol : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  9. Metrizamide : 2 results : FDA 1
  10. Complement System Proteins (Complement) : 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Broca Aphasia

  1. Stroke (Strokes)
  2. Paresis (Hemiparesis)
  3. Hemiplegia (Spastic Hemiplegia)
  4. Apraxias (Dyspraxia)
  5. Brain Injuries (Brain Injury)
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Key Therapies for Broca Aphasia

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  1. Speech Therapy (Therapy, Speech) : 2 outcomes in 6 results
  2. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome in 3 results
  3. Music Therapy : 1 outcome in 2 results
  4. Language Therapy (Language Training) : 6 results
  5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 6 results
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