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ap·o·plex·y

 (ăp′ə-plĕk′sē)
n.
1. Sudden impairment of neurological function, especially that resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage; a stroke.
2. A sudden effusion of blood into an organ or tissue.
3. A fit of extreme anger; rage: "The proud ... members suffered collective apoplexy, and this year they are out for blood" (David Finch).

[Middle English apoplexie, from Old French, from Late Latin apoplēxia, from Greek apoplēxiā, from apoplēssein, apoplēg-, to cripple by a stroke : apo-, intensive pref.; see apo- + plēssein, to strike; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

apoplexy

(ˈæpəˌplɛksɪ)
n
(Pathology) sudden loss of consciousness, often followed by paralysis, caused by rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel in the brain
[C14: from Old French apoplexie, from Late Latin apoplēxia, from Greek: from apoplēssein to cripple by a stroke, from plēssein to strike]

ap•o•plex•y

(ˈæp əˌplɛk si)

n.
2. a sudden, usu. marked, loss of bodily function due to rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin apoplexia < Greek]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apoplexy - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brainapoplexy - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
ischaemic stroke, ischemic stroke - the most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel)
haemorrhagic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke - stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain
cerebral hemorrhage - bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain

apoplexy

noun
1. fit, attack, heart attack, seizure, convulsion, paroxysm In 1685, Charles II died of apoplexy.
2. anger, rage, outrage, fury, indignation, ire, antagonism, exasperation, vexation He has caused apoplexy with his books on class and war.
Translations

apoplexy

[ˈæpəpleksɪ] N
1. (Med) (o.f.) → apoplejía f
2. (= rage) → cólera f, ira f

apoplexy

[ˈæpəplɛksi] n (MEDICINE)apoplexie f

apoplexy

nApoplexie f (spec), → Schlaganfall m

apoplexy

[ˈæpəplɛksɪ] napoplessia

ap·o·plexy

n. apoplejía, hemorragia cerebral.
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His small book, Understanding the Sick and the Healthy, is in the form of letters from a doctor describing the treatment of a patient struck down by a special case of paralysis, apoplexia philosophica.