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HLHS 101 Stroke

Medical Terminology STROKE

TermDefinition
CVA abbreviation for cerebrovascular accident
cerebrovascular accident accident involving the blood vessels of the brain
stroke loss of brain function caused by interruption of blood flow/supply to the brain
hemorrhagic stroke a stroke where blood loss is caused by the rupture of a blood vessel
ischemic stroke stroke where blood loss is caused by blockage
TIA abbreviation for transient ischemic attack
transient ischemic attack "mini-stroke" caused by blockage of blood vessel, which resolves (goes away) within 24 hours
ischemia restriction of blood supply
isch- suppression or deficiency
Created by: spritle