attack


attack
- brain a. SYN: stroke (1).
- drop a. an episode of sudden falling that occurs during standing or walking, without warning and without loss of consciousness, vertigo, or postictal behavior. The patients are usually elderly and have normal electroencephalograms; of unknown cause.
- heart a. SYN: myocardial infarction.
- panic a. sudden onset of intense apprehension, fear, terror, or impending doom accompanied by increased autonomic nervous system activity and by various constitutional disturbances, depersonalization, and derealization.
- salaam a. SYN: nodding spasm.
- transient ischemic a. (TIA) a sudden focal loss of neurological function with complete recovery usually within 24 hours; caused by a brief period of inadequate perfusion in a portion of the territory of the carotid or vertebral basilar arteries.
- uncinate a. SYN: uncinate epilepsy.
- vagal a. SYN: Gowers syndrome.
- vasovagal a. SYN: Gowers syndrome.

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at·tack ə-'tak vt to begin to affect or to act on injuriously <tumors \attacked the kidneys> <\attacked by a fever>
attack n a fit of sickness esp an active episode of a chronic or recurrent disease

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at·tack (ə-takґ) an episode or onset of illness.

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