Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Stokes-Adams syndrome
Historical Examples
Stokes-Adams syndrome in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for stokes-adams syndrome

Word Value for Stokes

Scrabble Words With Friends