Stroke Pre­ven­tion

STROKE (CEREBROVASCULAR ACCI­DENT): Caused by a lack of blood to the brain, result­ing in the sud­den loss of speech, lan­guage, or the abil­ity to move a body part, and, if severe enough, death. Also known as a cere­brovas­cu­lar acci­dent (CV).

Source: National Insti­tute on Deaf­ness and Other Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Dis­or­ders

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