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(Pathology) cerebrovascular accident
1. cerebrovascular accident. See stroke 1 (def. 5).
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|Noun||1.||CVA - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain|
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
ischaemic stroke, ischemic stroke - the most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel)
haemorrhagic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke - stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain
cerebral hemorrhage - bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain