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cerebrovascular accident

noun Pathology.
  1. stroke1(def 6). Abbreviation: CVA
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Origin of cerebrovascular accident

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for cerebrovascular accident

cerebrovascular accident

cerebral vascular accident

  1. a sudden interruption of the blood supply to the brain caused by rupture of an artery in the brain (cerebral haemorrhage) or the blocking of a blood vessel, as by a clot of blood (cerebral occlusion)See apoplexy, stroke (def. 4)
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cerebrovascular accident in Medicine

cerebrovascular accident

  1. stroke
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cerebrovascular accident in Science

cerebrovascular accident

[sĕr′ə-brō-văskyə-lər, sə-rē′brō-]
  1. See stroke.
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