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Stokes-Adams syndrome

[ stohks-ad-uhmz ]
/ ˈstoʊksˈæd əmz /
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noun Pathology.

unconsciousness accompanying atrioventricular heart block, sometimes characterized by weakness, irregular pulse, and intermittent convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures.

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Also called Stokes-Adams disease, Adams-Stokes syndrome [ad-uhmz-stohks], /ˈæd əmzˈstoʊks/, 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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Stokes-Adams syndrome

n.

Adams-Stokes syndrome
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