cerebrovascular accident

cerebrovascular accident

noun Pathology.
stroke ( def 6 ). Abbreviation: cva

Origin:
1930–35

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cerebrovascular accident or cerebral vascular accident
 
n
apoplexy See stroke a sudden interruption of the blood supply to the brain caused by rupture of an artery in the brain (cerebral haemorrhage) or the blocking of a blood vessel, as by a clot of blood (cerebral occlusion)
 
cerebral vascular accident or cerebral vascular accident
 
n

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cerebrovascular accident n.
See stroke.

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cerebrovascular accident   (sěr'ə-brō-vās'kyə-lər, sə-rē'brō-)  Pronunciation Key 
See stroke.
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