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noun \ˈstrōk\

Medical Definition of STROKE

:  sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion caused by rupture or obstruction (as by a clot) of a blood vessel of the brain—called also apoplexy, brain attack, cerebral accident, cerebrovascular accident; see hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke, little stroke
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