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Glossary for Transient ischaemic attack

  • Amaurosis fugax: A rare condition where a temporary blockage of blood flow to the retina causes vision loss in the affected eye until the blood flow returns.
  • Atherosclerosis: Hardening of the arteries.
  • Cerebrovascular accident: Occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted and results in cell injury and death.
  • Convulsions: Involuntary spasms especially those affecting the full body
  • Epilepsy: Brain condition causing seizures or spasms.
  • Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar level
  • Migraine: Chronic recurring headaches with or without a preceding aura.
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Paresthesia: Pins-and-needles or burning-like sensations.
  • Stroke: Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots.
  • Syncope: Temporary loss of conciousness or fainting.


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