apoplectic stroke

apoplectic stroke

An older, nonspecific term for a cerebrovascular accident accompanied by haemorrhage; haemorrhagic stroke.
References in classic literature ?
Oh, yes, sir, he told me; it appears to have been an apoplectic stroke.
I have always blushed for those who put their guests in the attics, who furnish them with mirrors that distort everything to such a degree that any one beholding himself might think that he was smaller or larger than nature made him, or suffering from apoplectic stroke or some other bad complaint.
James Lobley died on 22 March 1888 after suffering an apoplectic stroke in Darley Street, Bradford.