ce·​re·​bro·​vas·​cu·​lar sə-ˌrē-brō-ˈva-skyə-lər How to pronounce cerebrovascular (audio)
: of or involving the cerebrum and the blood vessels supplying it

Examples of cerebrovascular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The findings were that the later the first meal of the day was eaten, the higher the risk of cerebrovascular (CVD) disease, a condition that affects blood flow and the blood vessels in the brain. Sheah Rarback, Miami Herald, 25 Jan. 2024 Compared to those who ate their last meal before 8:00 p.m., those who ate their last meal after 9:00 p.m. had a 28% higher risk of cerebrovascular disease. Sarah Garone, Health, 16 Jan. 2024 Mexican local news outlet, El Universal, reported that Wozniak had suffered a cerebrovascular (ischemia) accident. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 Using a French cohort of over 95,000 subjects, researchers used dietary records to assess whether there was an association between intake of emulsifiers and risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease. Lauren Manaker Ms, Rdn, Ld, Verywell Health, 27 Sep. 2023 Deaths can result from heat stroke and related conditions as well as cardiovascular, respiratory and cerebrovascular diseases, the CDC notes. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 6 July 2023 Up to 70,000 people annually experience severe postpartum issues, including cardiac and cerebrovascular challenges, leading to future fatalities. Asima Ahmad, Fortune, 14 May 2023 Darren Orbach, the co-director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s cerebrovascular surgery and interventions center, has treated many babies with vein of Galen malformations but became discouraged by the lack of reliable procedures. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 12 May 2023 Perinatal cerebrovascular fetal lesions was observed in two fetuses after infection with SARS-CoV-2 (wild type). William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cerebrovascular was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Cerebrovascular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerebrovascular. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


ce·​re·​bro·​vas·​cu·​lar sə-ˌrē-brō-ˈvas-kyə-lər, ˌser-ə-brō- How to pronounce cerebrovascular (audio)
: of or involving the cerebrum and the blood vessels supplying it
cerebrovascular disease

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