Mar 20, 2017

Stroke

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1. Any acute clinical event, related to impairment of cerebral circulation, that lasts longer than 24 hours. Syn: apoplexy, brain attack.

2. A harmful discharge of lightning, particularly one that affects a human being.

3. A pulsation.

4. To pass the hand or any instrument gently over a surface. See Also: stroking.

5. A gliding movement over a surface.

 

Reference: Stedman's Medical Dictionary

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