cerebrovascular accident
noun Date: 1935 stroke 5

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  • cerebrovascular accident — n STROKE * * * stroke syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • cerebrovascular accident — noun a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain • Syn: ↑stroke, ↑apoplexy, ↑CVA • Derivationally related forms: ↑apoplectic (for: ↑apoplexy) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cerebrovascular accident — /sɛrəbroʊˌvæskjələr ˈæksədənt/ (say seruhbroh.vaskyuhluhr aksuhduhnt) noun → stroke1 (def. 6). Also, cerebral vascular accident, CVA …   Australian English dictionary

  • cerebrovascular accident — Pathol. stroke (def. 6). Abbr.: CVA [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • cerebrovascular accident — (Medicine) any of several problems related to the brain and its blood vessels (such as stroke, hemorrhage, etc.), CVA …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) — The sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture of an artery to the brain. A CVA is also referred to as a stroke. Symptoms of a stroke depend on the area of the brain… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) prevention — In many cases, a person may have a transient ischemic attack (TIA), a neurological event with the symptoms of a stroke, but the symptoms go away within a short period of time. This is often caused by the narrowing or ulceration of the carotid… …   Medical dictionary

  • CVA (cerebrovascular accident) — The sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture of an artery to the brain. A CVA is a stroke. Symptoms of a stroke depend on the area of the brain affected. The most… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cerebrovascular disease — Classification and external resources Cerebrovascular disease is a group of brain dysfunctions related to disease of the blood vessels supplying the brain. Hypertension is the most important cause; it damages the blood vessel lining, endothelium …   Wikipedia

  • accident — An unplanned or unintended but sometimes predictable event leading to injury, e.g., in traffic, industry, or a domestic setting, or such an event developing in the course of a disease. [L. ac cido, to happen] cardiac a. sudden cardiac catastrophe …   Medical dictionary

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