Diseases, Conditions and Tests
The RxList disease and condition listing contains explanations of many medical conditions and tests. Disease articles are written by U.S. Board Certified Physicians. To use the listing, browse the terms by selecting a letter.
A stroke occurs when part of the brain loses its blood supply and stops working. This causes the part of the body that it controls to stop working as well. A stroke is also called a cerebrovascular accident or CVA.
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