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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
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  • He praised the "high level of professional care" he received after suffering a transient ischaemic attack.
  • His two earlier strokes may have been transient ischaemic attacks.
  • These transient ischaemic attacks, or mini strokes, had passed unnoticed, or as "funny turns".

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