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Adams-Stokes syndrome

[ad-uh mz-stohks] /ˈæd əmzˈstoʊks/
Pathology. Stokes-Adams syndrome.
Also called Adams-Stokes disease.

Stokes-Adams syndrome

[stohks-ad-uh mz] /ˈstoʊksˈæd əmz/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
unconsciousness accompanying atrioventricular heart block, sometimes characterized by weakness, irregular pulse, and intermittent convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures.
Also, Stokes-Adams disease, Adams-Stokes syndrome, Adams-Stokes disease.
Origin of Stokes-Adams syndrome
named after W. Stokes (1804-78), and R. Adams (1791-1875), Irish physicians Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for adams-stokes disease

Adams-Stokes syndrome

another term for heart block
Word Origin
C19: named after R. Adams (1791–1875) and W. Stokes (1804–78), Irish physicians
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adams-stokes disease in Medicine

Stokes-Adams syndrome n.
See Adams-Stokes syndrome.

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.

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