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.