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Stroke (definition)

A sudden, nonconvulsive loss of neurologic
function due to an ischemic or hemorrhagic
intracranial vascular event. In general,
cerebrovascular accidents are classified by
anatomic location in the brain, vascular
distribution, etiology, age of the affected
individual, and hemorrhagic vs nonhemorrhagic
nature. (From Adams, et al., Principles of
Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)

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