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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).
(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)
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]
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|Noun||1.||apoplexy - 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[ˈæpəplɛksi] n (MEDICINE) → apoplexie f
apoplexy[ˈæpəplɛksɪ] n → apoplessia
n. apoplejía, hemorragia cerebral.