On the day before his death from apoplexy he imagined to himself despatches in which his son's name figured brilliantly.
He adds that the surgeon described death as due to apoplexy.
Epilepsy and apoplexy were understood as spasms inside the head.
They will find it apoplexy, or some such thing, I have no doubt of it.
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.
apoplexy may be termed an universal palsy, or a permanent sleep.
Two years later a stroke of apoplexy brought to a sudden end the convert's life.
It 's apoplexy,—I told you so,—don't you see how red he is in the face?
There are a number of symptoms that act as warnings of the approach of apoplexy.
It was one of the hundred things his doctor had told him not to do for fear of apoplexy, the humbug!
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.