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Angiorrhexis (angiorrhexis; Greek angeion (prefix) – the vessel relating to vessels vascular + Greek rhexis – a gap) – a rupture of a blood vessel.

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The weight of a human brain makes about 2% of all body weight, however it consumes about 20% of the oxygen coming to blood. This fact does a human brain extremely susceptible to the damages caused by shortage of oxygen.