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Adams-Stokes syndrome

[ad-uhmz-stohks]
noun
Also called Adams-Stokes disease.
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Stokes-Adams syndrome

[stohks-ad-uhmz]
noun Medicine/Medical.
unconsciousness accompanying atrioventricular heart block, sometimes characterized by weakness, irregular pulse, and intermittent convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures.
Also, Stokes-Adams disease, Adams-Stokes syndrome, Adams-Stokes disease.


Origin:
named after W. Stokes (1804–78), and R. Adams (1791–1875), Irish physicians

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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.

Stokes-Adams syndrome n.
See Adams-Stokes syndrome.

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