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Cerebrovascular

Cerebrovascular Accident and Disease Terms

TermDefinition
Hemorrhagic Stroke a stroke where the blood (hemo) loss (rrhag- excessive bleeding) is caused by the rupture of a blood vessel
Ischemic Stroke a stroke where the blood (em) loss is caused by a blockage (isch- hold back)
Transient Ischemic Attach (TIA) a "mini stroke" caused by the blockage (isch- hold back) of a blood vessel, which resolves within 24 hours
Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) an accident involving the blood vessels (vascul) of the brain (cerebro)
Stroke loss of brain function caused by interruption of blood flow/supply to the brain
Cerebrovascular Disease a disease of the blood vessels (vascul) of the brain (cerebro)
Cerebral Aneurysm the widening (eury- wide) or abnormal dilation of a blood vessel in the brain (cerebro)
Cerebral Arteriosclerosis the hardening (scler) of an artery (arterio) in the brain (cerebro)
Cerebral Atherosclerosis the hardening (scler) of an artery (athero) in the brain (cerebro) caused by the buildup of fatty plaque
Cerebral Thrombosis the blockage of a blood vessel in the brain (cerebro) caused by a blood clot (thromb)
Cerebral Embolism The blockage of a blood vessel in the brain (cerebro) caused by a foreign object such as fat or bacteria (embol- stopper)
Created by: ksearles
 

 



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