Adams-Stokes syndrome

/ (-ˈstəʊks) /

noun

another term for heart block

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Word Origin for Adams-Stokes syndrome

C19: named after R. Adams (1791–1875) and W. Stokes (1804–78), Irish physicians
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Medical definitions for Adams-Stokes syndrome

Adams-Stokes syndrome

n.

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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