Definition of Apoplexy

1. Noun. A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain.

Exact synonyms: Cerebrovascular Accident, Cva, Stroke
Generic synonyms: Attack
Specialized synonyms: Ischaemic Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Haemorrhagic Stroke, Hemorrhagic Stroke
Terms within: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Derivative terms: Apoplectic



Definition of Apoplexy

1. n. Sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain.

Definition of Apoplexy

1. Noun. (context: medicine) Sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain. ¹

2. Noun. (context: colloquially) Great anger and excitement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Apoplexy

1. a sudden loss of sensation and muscular control [n -PLEXIES]

Medical Definition of Apoplexy

1. Haemorrhage into the brain. A stroke. It is usually associated with loss of consciousness and paralysis of various parts of the body. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apoplexy

apoplasmia
apoplast
apoplastic
apoplasts
apoplectic
apoplectic cyst
apoplectic retinitis
apoplectical
apoplectically
apoplectiform
apoplectoid
apoplex
apoplexed
apoplexes
apoplexies
apoplexy (current term)
apopotosis
apoprotein
apoprotein B100
apoprotein CII
apoproteins
apoptogenic
apoptoses
apoptosis
apoptosome
apoptosomes
apoptotic
aporepressor
aporesis
aporetic

Literary usage of Apoplexy

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Although the term is occasionally employed in medicine with other significations, yet in its general acceptation apoplexy may be defined as a sudden loss of ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1870)
"Heat apoplexy treated by Large Doses of Quima.—Mr. WK WALLER directs attention (India Medical Gazette, July 1, 1869) to the remarkably successful treatment ..."

3. The Lancet (1842)
"In the case of symptoms portending apoplexy or hemiplegia, ... In such circumstances apoplexy and hemiplegia, with the actual effusion of blood into the ..."

4. The Modern Practice of Physic: Exhibiting the Characters, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Thomas (1813)
"In short, apoplexy may be occasioned by whatever fills, distends, obstructs,, ruptures, lacerates, corrodes, or compresses the vessels of the brain and its ..."

5. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1854)
"Where a person is attacked by apoplexy, and no morbid appearance's arc found on dissection of the brain, the cause is to be jht for in an interruption of ..."

6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1874)
"apoplexy.—Professor Both, in an address to the Medical Society of Basle upon apoplexy, first defines the particular form he ..."

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