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Definition of Stroke, National Institute Neurological Disorders

Stroke, National Institute of Neurological Disorders & (NINDS): One of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., the NINDS's mission is to "support and conduct research and research training on the normal structure and function of the nervous system and on the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 600 nervous system disorders including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, head and spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's disease, and brain tumors."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9793
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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