Stroke

stroke

(Science: neurology) A condition due to the lack of oxygen to the brain which may lead to reversible or irreversible paralysis.

The damage to a group of nerve cells in the brain is often due to interrupted blood flow, caused by a blood clot or blood vessel bursting. Depending on the area of the brain that is damaged, a stroke can cause coma, paralysis, speech problems and dementia.


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