Stokes-Adams syndrome

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2079
Reference Entry
A definition of the term "Stokes-Adams syndrome" is presented. It refers to a disorder wherein the patient witnesses a loss of consciousness due to a decreased flow of blood to the brain. It occurs due to any transient interference with cardiac output. Treatment for this syndrome includes basic and advanced cardiac life support measures.


Related Articles

  • Adams-Stokes syndrome.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p41 

    A definition of the term "Adams-Stokes syndrome" is presented. The syndrome is characterized by a loss of consciousness caused by a decrease flow of blood to the brain. It is first reported by Irish physicians William Stokes and Robert Adams. Any transient interference with cardiac output such...

  • Wenckebach's period, Wenckebach's phenomenon.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2349 

    A definition of the term "Wenckebach's period" and "Wenckebach's phenomenon" is presented. These refer to a type of partial heart block.

  • CHB.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p390 

    A definition of the acronym "CHB" which stands for complete heart block is presented.

  • heart block.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p943 

    A definition of the medical term "heart block" is presented. Heart block is the interference with the normal transmission of electrical impulses through the conducting system of the heart. Heart block may be produced by temporary changes in vagal tone, drugs or toxins, infections, fibrosis or...

  • hemiblock.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p958 

    A definition of the medical term "hemiblock" is presented. In heart block, hemiblock refers to the failure of conduction in one of the two main divisions of the left bundle branch. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation...

  • Stokes-Adams attacks. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p714 

    An encyclopedia entry for "Stokes-Adams attacks" is presented. These attacks are manifested by recurrent episodes of temporary loss of consciousness as a result of insufficient flow of blood from the heart to the brain. They are also caused by an irregular heartbeat that indicates an inefficient...

  • Africa, sub-Saharan.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p52 

    A definition of the term Africa, sub-Saharan is presented. Sub-Saharan Africa is the large region of Africa that lies just south of the Sahara desert. Common infections in this region include malaria, meningitis, tuberculosis, and HIV. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical...

  • glycogen (GLY-koh-jen).  // Diabetes Dictionary (NIDDK);10/1/2005, p16 

    The medical term "glycogen," which refers to the form of glucose found in the liver and muscles, is presented. The definition from the "Diabetes Dictionary" also provides the term's pronunciation.

  • heredity.  // Diabetes Dictionary (NIDDK);10/1/2005, p17 

    The medical term "heredity," which refers to the passing of a trait from parent to child, is presented. The definition is from the "Diabetes Dictionary."


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics