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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for adams-stokes syndrome

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 syndrome in Medicine

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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