hemorrhagic stroke

noun

Definition of hemorrhagic stroke

: stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in or on the surface of the brain with bleeding into the surrounding tissue

Note: Hemorrhagic stroke occurs most often from rupture of an aneurysm or an abnormally formed blood vessel.

— compare ischemic stroke

First Known Use of hemorrhagic stroke

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Hemorrhagic stroke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemorrhagic%20stroke. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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hemorrhagic stroke

noun

Medical Definition of hemorrhagic stroke

: stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in or on the surface of the brain with bleeding into the surrounding tissue

Note: Hemorrhagic stroke occurs most often from rupture of an aneurysm or an abnormally formed blood vessel.

— compare ischemic stroke

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