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stroke (strok)

1. Term denoting the sudden development of focal neurological deficits usually related to impaired cerebral blood; more appropriate terms indicate the nature of the disturbance; e.g., thrombosis, hemorrhage, or embolism. 2. A pulsation. 3. To pass the hand or any instrument gently over a surface. See also stroking. 4. A gliding movement over a surface. [A.S. strac]
heart s. 1. impact of the apex of the heart against the wall of the chest; 2. angina pectoris
heat s. See heatstroke.
spinal s.abrupt onset of focal spinal cord dysfunction caused by a disturbance in its blood supply.
sun s. See sunstroke.


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