Adams-Stokes syndrome


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Ad·ams-Stokes syndrome

(ăd′əmz-stōks′)
n.
An occasional temporary stoppage or extreme slowing of the pulse as a result of heart block, causing dizziness, fainting, and sometimes convulsions. Also called Stokes-Adams syndrome.

[After Robert Adams (1791-1875) and William Stokes (1804-1878), Irish physicians.]

Adams-Stokes syndrome

(-ˈstəʊks)
n
(Plants) another term for heart block
[C19: named after R. Adams (1791–1875) and W. Stokes (1804–78), Irish physicians]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Adams-Stokes syndrome - recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeatAdams-Stokes syndrome - recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat
arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
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Because of the effect of parenteral phenytoin on ventricular automaticity, Cerebyx(R) is contraindicated in patients with sinus bradycardia, sinoatrial block, second- or third-degree A-V block and Adams-Stokes syndrome (blockages of electrical impulses that regulate heartbeat).
Cerebyx is contraindicated in patients with slow heart rate, sinoatrial block, second- and third-degree AV block and Adams-Stokes syndrome (blockages of electrical impulses that regulate heartbeat).