- unconsciousness accompanying atrioventricular heart block, sometimes characterized by weakness, irregular pulse, and intermittent convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures.
Also Stokes-Adams disease, Adams-Stokes syndrome, 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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