cerebrovascular accident

  1. stroke1 (def. 6). Abbreviation: CVA

Origin of cerebrovascular accident

First recorded in 1930–35

Words Nearby cerebrovascular accident

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British Dictionary definitions for cerebrovascular accident

cerebrovascular 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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Scientific definitions for cerebrovascular accident

cerebrovascular accident

[ sĕr′ə-brō-văskyə-lər, sə-rē′brō- ]

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