transient ischemic attack

noun

Definition of transient ischemic attack

: a brief episode of cerebral ischemia that is usually characterized by temporary blurring of vision, slurring of speech, numbness, paralysis, or syncope and is often predictive of a serious stroke abbreviation TIA called also ministroke

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1966

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transient ischemic attack

noun

medical Definition of transient ischemic attack

: a brief episode of cerebral ischemia that is usually characterized by temporary blurring of vision, slurring of speech, numbness, paralysis, or syncope and that is often predictive of a serious stroke abbreviation TIA called also little stroke, ministroke

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