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  Stroke



Stroke

   A stroke, or a Cerebrovascular Accident, occurs when blood vessels that deliver oxygen to the brain, either rupture or become clogged, causing brain/nerve cells to die. Results are usually devastating as nerve/brain cells are not replaced. Usually characterized by a slurring of words, weakness on one side of the body, and a drooping facial expression on one side of the face.

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Stroke
A stroke, or a Cerebrovascular Accident, occurs when blood vessels that deliver oxygen to the brain, either rupture or become clogged, causing brain/nerve cells to die. Results are usually devastating as nerve/brain cells are not replaced. Usually characterized by a slurring of words, weakness on one side of the body, and a drooping facial expression on one side of the face.

Cerebrovascular
Pertaining to blood vessels in the brain.

Blood
The life-maintaining fluid which is made up of plasma, red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets; blood circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries; it carries away waste matter and carbon dioxide, and brings nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen to the tissues.

Oxygen
A chemical element essential for sustaining life.

Brain
"That part of the central nervous system that is located within the cranium (skull). The brain functions as the primary receiver, organizer and distributor of information for the body. It has two (right and left) halves called ""hemispheres."" "

Rupture
A break or tear in any organ or soft tissue.

Face
The anterior portion of the head that includes the skin, muscles, and structures of the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, and jaw.



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Stroger Hospital
The Stroger Hospital is a hospital in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Stroke (also called cerebral vascular accident or CVA)
Impaired artery blood flow to the brain. During a stroke, brain cells in the affected area are starved for oxygen and subsequently die.

Stroke (apoplexy, cerebral accident, cerebrovascular accident, CVA, cerebral apoplexy)
A neural deficit that results from an undersupply of oxygen to the brain (e.g., due to thrombosis or a cerebral aneurysm, embolism, or hemorrhage), develops within minutes or hours, and persists for more than 24 hours.

Stroke unit
A section of an acute hospital dedicated to assessment and comprehensive rehabilitation programmes for, people with a recent stroke.

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Strong Memorial Hospital
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Strontium chloride sr-89
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Stroud doctors
All doctors near Stroud, Great Britain. Doctors who can assist a patient in Stroud.



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