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Meaning of CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
 
 Synonyms: apoplexy, CVA, stroke
 
 See Also: attack, cerebral hemorrhage, haemorrhagic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, ischaemic stroke, ischemic stroke

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: an impeded blood supply to the brain.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A cerebrovascular accident produces a clinical picture of what is commonly referred to as a "stroke": hemiplegia, blindness, speech problems, or confusion.
 

 

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