apoplexy

Definitions:

  • Sudden impairment of neurological function, especially that resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage; a stroke.
  • A sudden effusion of blood into an organ or tissue.
  • A fit of extreme anger; rage.
  • In <em>pathology</em>, a sudden loss or impairment of consciousness and voluntary motion, caused by the rupture of a blood-vessel in the brain, an embolism, or other cerebral shock. [Sometimes incorrectly used to denote hemorrhage into the tissues of any organ.]
  • Sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain.
  • Sudden <xref>diminution</xref> or loss of <xref>consciousness</xref>, <xref>sensation</xref>, and <xref>voluntary</xref> motion, usually caused by <xref>pressure</xref> on the <xref>brain</xref>.
  • Great anger and excitement.
  • a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
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