cerebrovascular accident


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Commonly known as a stroke, a cerebrovascular accident is the loss of blood flow to part of the brain. Dory Jackson, PEOPLE.com, 21 Jan. 2022 The Golden Girls star, who passed away on Dec. 31 at age 99, died due to a cerebrovascular accident, according to her death certificate obtained by PEOPLE on Monday. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 10 Jan. 2022 The official cause of death listed on the Los Angeles County document obtained by CNN is cerebrovascular accident, the medical term for a stroke, when blood flow to the brain is blocked causing impairment due to lack of oxygen. Cheri Mossburg, CNN, 10 Jan. 2022 The certificate states that the 99-year-old actress died as the result of a cerebrovascular accident, the medical term for a stroke. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 10 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cerebrovascular accident was in 1934

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“Cerebrovascular accident.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerebrovascular%20accident. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

cerebrovascular accident


: stroke

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