apoplexy, apoplexia

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[Gr. apoplēktikos, crippled by a stroke]

1. Copious effusion of blood into an organ, as in abdominal apoplexy or pulmonary apoplexy.
2. An obsolete term for stroke, esp. of a rupture of a blood vessel in the brain.

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