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  1. Choose the antonyms on the right to the words in italics.

narrowing

temporal

hardening

easy

to disappear

chronically

permanent

weakness

ability

widening

difficult

irregularly

acutely

gradually

strength

maxi

regularly

softening

mild

disability

suddenly

to appear

loss

severe

mini

gain




  1. Complete the following sentences choosing suitable words from the box.




haemorrhagic, symptoms, blocked, prevention, aspirin,

ruptured, oxygen, arteries, silent strokes, hypertension




  1. An ischaemic stroke occurs when an artery carrying blood to part of the brain is ________ .

  2. The brain needs the constant supply of _______ and glucose that the blood brings.

  3. Ischaemic strokes are the most common type of stroke, occurring more than five times as often as _________ stroke.

  4. Haemorrhagic stroke is caused by a _________ (burst) brain blood vessel.

  5. It is often impossible to tell what type of stroke (bleeding, thrombotic, or embolic) is occurring based on a person’s __________ .

  6. _______ or high blood pressure which is not under control can cause permanent damage to the blood vessels.

  7. The general health condition is also important in stroke ___________ .

  8. The blood vessels most commonly affected are the __________ that supply the brain with blood.

  9. Some strokes have no symptoms and they are called ___________ .

  10. _________ is a medication effective in stroke prevention because it thinners the blood.




  1. Substitute the words in bold type by a word or a combination of words from the text.

  1. A brain stroke happens when one of the brain divisions are deprived from oxygen-rich blood due to different mechanisms.

  2. For some humans the effects of the brain attack are severe, for some mild.

  3. Typically the symptoms come on unexpectedly but they may come on during sleep.

  4. In the case of a transient ischaemic attack the signs disappear within 24 hours but otherwise tend to be lasting.



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