transient ischemic attack
noun Date: 1966 a brief episode of cerebral ischemia that is usually characterized by temporary blurring of vision, slurring of speech, numbness, paralysis, or syncope and is often predictive of a serious stroke — abbreviation TIA; called also ministroke

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  • Transient ischemic attack — Classification and external resources ICD 10 G45.9 ICD 9 435.9 …   Wikipedia

  • transient ischemic attack — n a brief episode of cerebral ischemia that is usu. characterized by temporary blurring of vision, slurring of speech, numbness, paralysis, or syncope and that is often predictive of a serious stroke abbr. TIA called also mini stroke * * * (TIA)… …   Medical dictionary

  • transient ischemic attack — tran′sient ische′mic attack n. pat a brief vascular spasm in which a partially blocked artery impedes blood flow to the brain; a minor stroke …   From formal English to slang

  • transient ischemic attack — Pathol. a brief vascular spasm in which a partially blocked artery impedes blood flow to the brain, resulting in symptoms such as impaired vision, dizziness, numbness, or unconsciousness. Abbr.: TIA * * * …   Universalium

  • transient ischemic attack — noun A temporary cessation or reduction of blood supply to part of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that usually persists for less than 24 hours. Syn: mini stroke, TIA …   Wiktionary

  • transient ischemic attack — noun brief episode in which the brain gets insufficient blood supply; symptoms depend on the site of the blockage • Syn: ↑TIA • Hypernyms: ↑ischemia, ↑ischaemia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA) — A neurological event with the signs and symptoms of a stroke, but which go away within a short period of time. Also called a mini stroke, a TIA is due to a temporary lack of adequate blood and oxygen (ischemia) to the brain. This is often caused… …   Medical dictionary

  • transient global amnesia — n temporary amnesia of short duration (as several hours) that is marked by sudden onset, by loss of past memories, and by an inability to form new memories, and that is believed to result from a transient ischemic attack affecting the… …   Medical dictionary

  • ischemic tolerance — the development of a degree of resistance to the effects of a second transient ischemic attack in certain patients after the first attack …   Medical dictionary

  • attack — A sudden illness or an episode or exacerbation of chronic or recurrent illness. brain a. SYN: stroke (1). drop a. an episode of sudden falling that occurs during standing or walking, without warning and without loss of …   Medical dictionary

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