Find over 25,000 psychological definitions


embolic stroke

a stroke caused by a blood clot, cholesterol, fibrin, or other material breaking away from the wall of an artery or the heart and traveling up the arterial tree to lodge suddenly in a smaller cerebral artery (see cerebral embolism). Embolic strokes account for approximately 30% of all strokes and are abrupt in onset.

Browse dictionary by letter

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Psychology term of the day

February 26th 2024