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ic·tus

 (ĭk′təs)
n. pl. ictus or ic·tus·es
1. Medicine A sudden attack, blow, stroke, or seizure.
2. The accent that falls on a stressed syllable in a line of scanned verse.

[Latin, stroke, from past participle of īcere, to strike.]

ictus

(ˈɪktəs)
n, pl -tuses or -tus
1. (Poetry) prosody metrical or rhythmic stress in verse feet, as contrasted with the stress accent on words
2. (Medicine) med a sudden attack or stroke
[C18: from Latin icere to strike]
ˈictal adj

ic•tus

(ˈɪk təs)

n., pl. -tus•es, -tus.
1. rhythmical or metrical stress in verse.
2.
a. an epileptic seizure.
b. a stroke, esp. a cerebrovascular accident.
[1700–10; < Latin: stroke, thrust]
ic′tic, adj.

ictus

- The beat of the pulse, based on the Latin word for "stroke."
See also related terms for pulse.

ictus

Medicine. 1. a stroke or beat, as the beat of the pulse. See also verse.
2. a paralytic stroke.
See also: Body, Human
the stress or accent that indicates the rhythm of a verse or piece of music. See also music.
See also: Verse
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ictus - a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a diseaseictus - a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure"
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
convulsion - violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
focal seizure - transitory disturbance in motor or sensory function resulting from abnormal cortical activity
raptus hemorrhagicus - seizure caused by a sudden profuse hemorrhage
absence seizure, absence - the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy
Translations

ictus

n pl <ictuses or ictus> (Liter) → Iktus m, → Versakzent m

ictus

[ˈɪktəs] nictus m inv

ic·tus

n. ictus, ataque súbito.
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49] Williams concludes emotional seizures may occur as an isolated phenomenon of the ictus, or may be accompanied by hallucinations of the special senses and any number of sensory or motor disturbances.
In conformita a queste nuove conoscenze sul motor learning e sulla stimolazione cerebrale si stanno diffondendo in ambiente riabilitativo nuove tecniche come la CIMT, la robotica, la realta virtuale e la stimolazione cerebrale non invasiva con il medesimo intento di ottenere risultati sul recupero motorio dell'arto superiore nel paziente colpito da ictus cerebrale.
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Ictus are a Blink 182/Green Day-style band, just signed to Neville Staple's label and have just got a deal with a huge label.
In this reading, the second bar begins with the word "God" rather than the word "man," and the two words, each a half note in quant ity, fill out that bar; "man" is the second and lesser ictus.
Since their signing, Ictus have played a gig in the French Alps and been pencilled in for the annual Warp Tour, a celebration of music and skateboarding.
Twelve musicians, the Ictus Ensemble, played live onstage, separated from the freewheeling kinetic perambulations by a waist-high translucent partition.
In patients with dysphasia due to stroke, the follow-up period from their ictus until entry into the study was more than 6 months.
This passage features lines that range from seven to nine syllables (there are as many as twelve in other lines of the poem) and yet the four accents serve to govern as the line's ictus, or time beater.
Effect of endovascular hypothermia on acute ischemic edema: Morphometric analysis of the ICTUS trial.
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study used a pretest-posttest design in which subjects (N = 52) conducted four musical etudes used to measure different conducting skills: a) preparatory, ictus, release; b) legato; c) tenuto; d) staccato.