transient ischemic attack

noun

Definition of transient ischemic attack

  1. :  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

First Known Use of transient ischemic attack

1966


Medical Dictionary

transient ischemic attack

noun

Medical Definition of transient ischemic attack

  1. :  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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