ministroke

noun \ ˈmi-nē-ˌstrōk \
variants: or mini-stroke

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First Known Use of ministroke

1972


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ministroke

noun mini·stroke \ -ˌstrōk \
variants: or mini-stroke

medical Definition of ministroke

: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. RossForbes21 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 Times13 June 1995

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