Stokes-Adams syndrome

[ stohks-ad-uhmz ]

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

Origin of Stokes-Adams syndrome

Named after W. Stokes (1804–78), and R. Adams (1791–1875), Irish physicians
  • Also called Stokes-Adams disease, Adams-Stokes syndrome [ad-uhmz-stohks], /ˈæd əmzˈstoʊks/, Adams-Stokes disease .

Words Nearby Stokes-Adams syndrome Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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