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Strokesaurus


Word Definition

Family meeting

A formal meeting between the patient, their family and members of the stroke team. A family meeting is an opportunity to discuss the person’s condition, treatment and care. This is a chance to get needed information and to talk through any concerns, with everyone present.
A family meeting is when you and your family meet with the people looking after you. 

During the meeting, everyone can find out about what’s happening. 

This includes asking questions. 

You can find about your condition.

You can talk about what the care team is doing to look after you. 

You can find out what care you need in the future.

Family support liaison worker

A person who assists stroke survivors and their families to achieve improved quality of life by providing psychosocial support, information and referrals to other stroke service providers.
A person who assists stroke survivors and their families to achieve improved quality of life by providing psychosocial support, information and referrals to other stroke service providers.

FAST

Face, arm, speech, time
Face, arm, speech, time

FEES

Fibre-optic endoscopic examination of swallowing
Fibre-optic endoscopic examination of swallowing

FFP

Fresh frozen plasma
Fresh frozen plasma

Fibromuscular dysplasia

Also known as FMD. A condition where some of the arteries that carry blood throughout the body do not develop as they should. Fibrous tissue grows in the wall of the arteries, causing them to narrow.

FMD may result in an interruption to blood flow or bleeding in the brain, causing a stroke.

Fibromuscular dysplasia is a type of disease. 

It is when your arteries do not develop properly. 

It makes your arteries narrower. 

This can stop blood from getting to your brain. 

It can cause a stroke. 

It is also called FMD. 

FIM

Functional independence  measure
Functional independence  measure

Frontal lobe

The part of the brain that controls emotions, problem solving, memory, language, judgment, and social and sexual behavior. It is also responsible our ability to consciously move our muscles, as well as two key areas related to speech.

The frontal lobe is a very important part of your brain.

It controls: 
  • Your emotions 
  • How you sort out problems
  • Your memory 
  • How you talk and understand
  • How you making decisions
  • How you act around other people
  • How you act sexually
  • How you move your muscles.