ministroke

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noun \ˈmi-nē-ˌstrōk\
variants: or

mini–stroke

Definition of ministroke

1972

First Known Use of ministroke

1972


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ministroke

noun mini·stroke \-ˌstrōk\
variants: or

mini–stroke

Medical Definition of ministroke

  1. :  transient ischemic attack Old people are particularly vulnerable because their arteries are often partly-blocked and they may already have had a number of ministrokes.—Philip E. Ross, Forbes, 21 Oct. 1996 A person with clinical disease has already suffered a heart attack or stroke or has such outward signs of disease as angina pectoris (chest pains that indicate the heart cannot get enough oxygen-rich blood) or transient ischemic attacks (mini-strokes resulting from momentary interruptions of blood flow to the brain).—The New York Times, 13 June 1995

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