ischaemic stroke

/ɪskimɪk ˈstroʊk/ (say iskeemik 'strohk)

noun
a stroke (def. 6) occurring as a result of the blood supply to part of the brain being blocked; the most common form of stroke. Compare haemorrhagic stroke.
Also, ischemic stroke.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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