Stroke

A sudden loss of consciousness followed by paralysis which is caused by hemorrhage into the brain, formulation of a blood clot or mass of undissolved matter in the blood.

More Common Terms

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  • Geriatrician A medical specialist who treats older adults. These are generally internal medicine or family practice physicians who have completed additional training and certification.
  • Macular Degeneration The break down of the area of the eye for seeing fine details. A blind or fuzzy spot appear in the center of vision.

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