Stroke – A condition that occurs when not enough blood, which carries oxygen throughout the body, gets to the brain. This usually happens because an artery breaks or gets blocked by a blood clot. That may happen suddenly, but often occurs after a slow build-up of fat and calcium in the blood vessels, called “hardening” of the arteries” or atherosclerosis. The physical results depend on what part of the brain is involved, ranging from partial or total paralysis of a limb, to difficulty speaking or loss of memory.
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