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transient ischaemic attack Line breaks: tran|sient is|chae¦mic at¦tack

Definition of transient ischaemic 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 of a stroke: the 89-year-old was admitted to hospital on Friday after experiencing a suspected transient ischaemic 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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