American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An occasional temporary stoppage or extreme slowing of the pulse as a result of heart block, causing dizziness, fainting, and sometimes convulsions.
- n. recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat
- After William Stokes (1804-1878) and Robert Adams (1791-1875), Irish physicians. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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