On the day before his death from apoplexy he imagined to himself despatches in which his son's name figured brilliantly.
But apoplexy may kill one in two hours, and aneurism only takes two minutes.
Epilepsy and apoplexy were understood as spasms inside the head.
If there is any doubt on this point always treat for apoplexy.
I have no wish that he should die of an attack of apoplexy—that would be very embarrassing both to me and to my Government.
Sometimes these first strokes of apoplexy paralyze only for a few moments.
Two years later a stroke of apoplexy brought to a sudden end the convert's life.
Sir Wycherly had actually been seized with a fit of apoplexy.
There are a number of symptoms that act as warnings of the approach of apoplexy.
It was hard on Milton, that game, and several times he nearly had apoplexy.
late 14c., "sudden fit of paralysis and dizziness," from Old French apoplexie or directly from Late Latin apoplexia, from Greek apoplexia, from apoplessein "to strike down and incapacitate," from apo- "off" (see apo-), in this case probably an intensive prefix, + plessein "hit" (cf. plague (n.), also with a root sense of "stricken"). The Latin translation, sideratio, means "disease caused by a constellation."
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.