Stokes-Adams syndrome


Stokes-Adams syndrome
/stohks"ad"euhmz/, Med.
unconsciousness accompanying atrioventricular heart block, sometimes characterized by weakness, irregular pulse, and intermittent convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures.
Also, Stokes-Adams disease, Adams-Stokes syndrome, Adams-Stokes disease.
[named after W. Stokes (1804-78), and R. Adams (1791-1875), Irish physicians]

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