brain attack


Examples of brain attack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Travis suffered the stroke in 2013, after which doctors gave him a 2% chance of surviving following the discovery that in addition to paralysis the brain attack caused damage to the area of his brain controlling speech and language that had left it nearly beyond repair. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 6 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brain attack was in 1990

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“Brain attack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

brain attack

: stroke
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