Adams-Stokes syndrome

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Ad·ams-Stokes syndrome

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.]
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Adams-Stokes syndrome

(Plants) another term for heart block
[C19: named after R. Adams (1791–1875) and W. Stokes (1804–78), Irish physicians]
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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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