noun (apolex, ies)
Etymology: Old English poplexye, LL. poplexia, apoplexia, from Gr. á (apoplÄxia), from á (apoplÄssein) to cripple by a stroke; á (apo) from + (plÄssein) to strike: compare with French apoplexie. See Plague.
- (context, medicine) Sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain.
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