transient ischemic attack

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transient ischemic attack

n. Abbr. TIA
A temporary blockage of the blood supply to the brain caused by a blood clot and usually lasting ten minutes or less, during which dizziness, blurring of vision, numbness on one side of the body, and other symptoms of a stroke may occur. Also called ministroke.

tran′sient ische′mic attack`


n.
a brief vascular spasm in which a partially blocked artery impedes blood flow to the brain; a minor stroke.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transient ischemic attack - brief episode in which the brain gets insufficient blood supply; symptoms depend on the site of the blockage
ischaemia, ischemia - local anemia in a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction or thrombosis or embolism
Translations
přechodná mozková příhodatranzitorní ischemická ataka
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