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Broca aphasia, also known as expressive aphasia, is a type of aphasia characterized by problems with spoken language (spoken or written). People with Broca aphasia may have difficulty producing speech, and their speech may be halting and effortful. They may also have trouble understanding spoken language. Broca aphasia may be able to speak single words or short phrases, but they have difficulty producing complex or grammatically correct speech. Broca aphasia is usually caused by damage to the Broca's area, which is located anterior to the primary motor cortex.
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