|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]|
apoplexy ap·o·plex·y (āp'ə-plěk'sē)
Sudden impairment of neurological function, especially from a cerebral hemorrhage; a stroke.
An effusion of blood into a tissue or organ.