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Adams-Stokes syndrome

[ad-uh mz-stohks]
noun
  1. Pathology. Stokes-Adams syndrome.
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Also called Adams-Stokes disease.

Stokes-Adams syndrome

[stohks-ad-uh mz]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. unconsciousness accompanying atrioventricular heart block, sometimes characterized by weakness, irregular pulse, and intermittent convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for adams-stokes disease

Adams-Stokes syndrome

noun
  1. another term for heart block
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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.
  1. Adams-Stokes syndrome
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Adams-Stokes syndrome

n.
  1. An occasional temporary stoppage or extreme slowing of the pulse as a result of heart block, causing dizziness, fainting, and sometimes convulsions.Morgagni's disease Spens' syndrome Stokes-Adams disease Stokes-Adams syndrome
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