unconsciousness accompanying atrioventricular heart block, sometimes characterized by weakness, irregular pulse, and intermittent convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures.
another term for heart block
Stokes-Adams syndrome n.
See Adams-Stokes syndrome.
Adams-Stokes syndrome Ad·ams-Stokes syndrome (ād’əmz-)
An occasional temporary stoppage or extreme slowing of the pulse as a result of heart block, causing dizziness, fainting, and sometimes convulsions. Also called Morgagni’s disease, Spens’ syndrome, Stokes-Adams disease, Stokes-Adams syndrome.
a yellow irritant smoke, containing a poisonous form of arsenic and used as a harassing agent. noun a yellow poisonous crystalline solid that readily sublimes; diphenylaminechlorarsine. It is used in chemical warfare as a vomiting agent. Formula: C6H4AsClNHC6H4; relative density: 1.65; melting pt: 195°C; boiling pt: 410°C Also called phenarsazine chloride
a city in S Turkey, on the Seyhan River. Historical Examples The Sultan made over to his viceroy all of Syria and a part of Adana. A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Edwin Emerson When we arrived at Adana at 4.30 there was great excitement on the thronged platform. The Secrets of […]
- Adansonian classification
adansonian classification adansonian classification ad·an·so·ni·an classification (ād’n-sō’nē-ən) n. The classification of organisms based on giving equal weight to every character of the organism.
a city in NW Turkey, SE of Istanbul.