from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A temporary blockage of the blood supply to the brain caused by a blood clot and usually lasting ten minutes or less, during which dizziness, blurring of vision, numbness on one side of the body, and other symptoms of a stroke may occur. Also called ministroke.
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- n. A temporary cessation or reduction of blood supply to part of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that usually persists for less than 24 hours.
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- n. brief episode in which the brain gets insufficient blood supply; symptoms depend on the site of the blockage
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