|Adams-Stokes syndrome (-ˈstəʊks)|
|another term for heart block|
|[C19: named after R. Adams (1791--1875) and W. Stokes (1804--78), Irish physicians]|
Adams-Stokes syndrome Ad·ams-Stokes syndrome (ād'əmz-)
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.