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cerebrovascular accident

noun, Pathology
1.
stroke (def 6).
Abbreviation: CVA.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for cerebrovascular accident

cerebrovascular accident

noun
1.
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) See apoplexy, stroke (sense 4)
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cerebrovascular accident in Medicine

cerebrovascular accident n.
See stroke.

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