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ischemic stroke

noun

Medical Definition of ischemic stroke

  1. :  stroke caused by the narrowing or blockage of a blood vessel supplying the brain Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. Obstruction of a blood vessel supplying the brain results either from a clot that has traveled in the blood from another part of the body (embolism) or from a clot that has formed in place (thrombus). —compare hemorrhagic stroke




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