adams stokes syndrome

Adams-Stokes syndrome

[ad-uhmz-stohks]
noun
Also called Adams-Stokes disease.
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Adams-Stokes syndrome (-ˈstəʊks)
 
n
another term for heart block
 
[C19: named after R. Adams (1791--1875) and W. Stokes (1804--78), Irish physicians]

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Adams-Stokes syndrome Ad·ams-Stokes syndrome (ād'əmz-)
n.
An occasional temporary stoppage or extreme slowing of the pulse as a result of heart block, causing dizziness, fainting, and sometimes convulsions. Also called Morgagni's disease, Spens' syndrome, Stokes-Adams disease, Stokes-Adams syndrome.

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