The oblique stroke character, "/", ASCII 47.

See ASCII for other synonyms.

(01 Jul 2002)

<neurology> A condition due to the lack of oxygen to the brain which may lead to reversible or irreversible paralysis.

The damage to a group of nerve cells in the brain is often due to interrupted blood flow, caused by a blood clot or blood vessel bursting. Depending on the area of the brain that is damaged, a stroke can cause coma, paralysis, speech problems and dementia.

(16 Dec 1997)