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transient ischemic attack

Syllabification: tran·si·ent is·che·mic at·tack
(abbreviation: TIA)

Definition of transient ischemic attack in English:

noun

Medicine
A brief episode of neurological dysfunction resulting from an interruption in the blood supply to the brain or the eye, sometimes as a precursor to a stroke: it does not reduce stroke risk in women who previously have suffered a transient ischemic attack
More example sentences
  • Patients in the older group more frequently had vascular risk factors including hypertension, previous stroke, transient ischemic attacks and atrial fibrillation.
  • The EMT workers and the nurses who evaluated her upon arrival at the emergency room concluded it was probably a TIA or transient ischemic attack.
  • Six patients had clots leading to strokes or transient ischemic attacks after the procedure.

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