apoplexia


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apoplexy

(1) An imprecise term for sudden haemorrhage, as in intracerebral haemorrhage (stroke, see there) or a massive haemorrhage into any organ or tissue. 
(2) Mental or psychological crisis, such as a fit of extreme anger or rage.

apoplexia

(ap?o-plek'se-a) [Gr. apoplektikos, crippled by a stroke + -ia] Apoplexy.

apoplexia uteri

Sudden hemorrhage from the uterus.