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stroke1 (def 6).
Abbreviation: CVA.
a sudden interruption of the blood supply to the brain caused by rupture of an artery in the brain (cerebral haemorrhage) or the blocking of a blood vessel, as by a clot of blood (cerebral occlusion) See apoplexy, stroke (sense 4)

cerebrovascular accident n.
See stroke.
cerebrovascular accident
(sěr’ə-brō-vās’kyə-lər, sə-rē’brō-)
See stroke.


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