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Adams-Stokes syndrome

Pronunciation: a'damz stoks

Definition: a syndrome characterized by slow or absent pulse, vertigo, syncope, convulsions, and sometimes Cheyne-Stokes respiration; usually results from advanced AV block or sick sinus syndrome.

Synonym(s): Adams-Stokes disease, Morgagni disease, Morgagni-Adams-Stokes syndrome, Spens syndrome, Stokes-Adams disease, Stokes-Adams syndrome

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