Definition of Cerebrovascular accident

1. Noun. A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain.

Exact synonyms: Apoplexy, Cva, Stroke
Generic synonyms: Attack
Specialized synonyms: Ischaemic Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Haemorrhagic Stroke, Hemorrhagic Stroke
Terms within: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Derivative terms: Apoplectic



Medical Definition of Cerebrovascular accident

1. This general term encompasses such problems as stroke and cerebral haemorrhage. Acronym: CVA (12 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerebrovascular Accident

cerebrospinal otorrhoea
cerebrospinal pressure
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cerebrotendinous cholesterinosis
cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis
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cerebrotonias
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cerebrovascular accident (current term)
cerebrovascular accident prevention
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ceremonial behaviour
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Literary usage of Cerebrovascular accident

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"cerebrovascular accident associated with testosterone therapy in a 21-year-old hypogonadal man. N Engl J Med 314:649-650, 1986. Neff, MS; Goldberg, J.; ..."

2. Tobacco Effects In The Mouth by Robert E. Mecklenburg (1995)
"Smokers under age 65 are at four times greater risk for cerebrovascular accident (44). Reaction to some medications such as anesthetics and analgesics may ..."

3. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"Adults who have had a cerebrovascular accident. • Leg ulcers (see Chapter 16, Leg Ulcers). • Complicated pregnancy. • Chronic organ failure. ..."

4. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... cerebrovascular accident can be managed as the nondiabetic patient with similar complications (see chaps. 22, 9, and 10). ..."

5. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"... previous gas embolism, or prior cerebrovascular accident (due to regional perfusion abnormalities that would predispose to decompression sickness). ..."

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