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apoplexy Explained

apoplexy at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['æpəp'leksı]

apoplexy at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

apoplexy at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] old-fashioned [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Late Latin; Origin: apoplexia, from Greek, from apoplessein 'to damage with a stroke', from apo- ( APOCALYPSE) + plessein 'to strike']// an illness in your brain which causes you to suddenly lose your ability to move or think// stroke//

apoplexy at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

170 Moby Thesaurus words for "apoplexy":
Jacksonian epilepsy, Rolandic epilepsy, abdominal epilepsy, access,
acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy, affect epilepsy,
akinetic epilepsy, angina, angina pectoris, aortic insufficiency,
aortic stenosis, apoplectic stroke, arrest, arrhythmia,
arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, attack,
auricular fibrillation, autonomic epilepsy, beriberi heart,
blockage, breakup, cardiac arrest, cardiac epilepsy,
cardiac insufficiency, cardiac shock, cardiac stenosis,
cardiac thrombosis, carditis, cataclysm, catalepsy, cataplexy,
climax, clonic spasm, clonus, congenital heart disease, convulsion,
cor biloculare, cor juvenum, cor triatriatum, coronary,
coronary insufficiency, coronary thrombosis, cortical epilepsy,
cramp, cursive epilepsy, diastolic hypertension, diastrophism,
diplegia, disaster, diurnal epilepsy, eclampsia, encased heart,
endocarditis, epilepsia, epilepsia gravior, epilepsia major,
epilepsia minor, epilepsia mitior, epilepsia nutans,
epilepsia tarda, epilepsy, epitasis, extrasystole,
falling sickness, fatty heart, fibroid heart, fit,
flask-shaped heart, focal epilepsy, frenzy, frosted heart,
grand mal, grip, hairy heart, haute mal, heart attack, heart block,
heart condition, heart disease, heart failure, hemiplegia,
high blood pressure, hypertension, hypertensive heart disease,
hysterical epilepsy, ictus, infantile paralysis,
ischemic heart disease, larval epilepsy, laryngeal epilepsy,
laryngospasm, latent epilepsy, lockjaw, matutinal epilepsy,
menstrual epilepsy, mitral insufficiency, mitral stenosis,
musicogenic epilepsy, myocardial infarction,
myocardial insufficiency, myocarditis, myoclonous epilepsy,
myovascular insufficiency, nocturnal epilepsy, occlusion, orgasm,
overthrow, ox heart, palpitation, palsy, paralysis,
paralytic stroke, paraplegia, paresis, paroxysm,
paroxysmal tachycardia, pericarditis, petit mal,
physiologic epilepsy, pile, polio, poliomyelitis, premature beat,
pseudoaortic insufficiency, psychic epilepsy, psychomotor epilepsy,
pulmonary insufficiency, pulmonary stenosis, quake,
reflex epilepsy, rheumatic heart disease, rotatoria, round heart,
sclerosis, seizure, sensory epilepsy, sensory paralysis,
serial epilepsy, sexual climax, spasm, stony heart, stoppage,
stroke, tachycardia, tardy epilepsy, temblor, tetanus, tetany,
throes, thromboembolism, thrombosis, tidal wave, tonic epilepsy,
tonic spasm, torsion spasm, traumatic epilepsy,
tricuspid insufficiency, tricuspid stenosis, trismus, tsunami,
turtle heart, ucinate epilepsy, upheaval, varicose veins, varix,
ventricular fibrillation, visitation

Apoplexy at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Apoplexy \Ap"o*plex`y\ ([a^]p"[-o]*pl[e^]ks`[y^]), n. [OE.
poplexye, LL. poplexia, apoplexia, fr. Gr. 'apoplhxi`a, fr.
'apoplh`ssein to cripple by a stroke; 'apo` from + plh`ssein
to strike: cf. F. apoplexie. See {Plague}.] (Med.)
Sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and
voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain.

Note: The term is now usually limited to cerebral apoplexy,
or loss of consciousness due to effusion of blood or
other lesion within the substance of the brain; but it
is sometimes extended to denote an effusion of blood
into the substance of any organ; as, apoplexy of the
lung.

apoplexy at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

apoplexy
n : a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or
occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the
brain [syn: {stroke}, {cerebrovascular accident}, {CVA}]

apoplexy at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedia » lang=en

Etymology

Inter: etyl » ang|en Inter: term » poplexye|lang=ang, Inter: etyl » LL.|en Inter: term » poplexia|lang=la, Inter: term » apoplexia|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » ἀποπληξία|tr=apoplēxia|lang=grc, from Inter: term » ἀποπλήσσειν|tr=apoplēssein|lang=grc to cripple by a stroke; Inter: term » ἀπό||from|tr=apo|lang=grc + Inter: term » πλήσσειν||to strike|tr=plēssein|lang=grc: compare with French Inter: term » apoplexie|lang=fr. See Inter: term » plague|lang=en.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ˈæp.əˌplɛk.si/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-apoplexy.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » apoplex|ies


  • Inter: context » medicine Sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain.
    1. Inter: context » colloquially Great anger and excitement.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » loss of consciousness

  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|apoplexie|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Apoplexia|f, Inter: t- » de|Apoplexie|f, Inter: t+ » de|Schlaganfall|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αποπληξία|tr=apoplixía|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|שבץ|m|tr=shavatz|sc=Hebr
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|apoplejía|f


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Usage notes

    The term is now usually limited to cerebral apoplexy, or loss of consciousness due to effusion of blood or other lesion within the substance of the brain; but it is sometimes extended to denote an effusion of blood into the substance of any organ; as, apoplexy of the lung.

    Related terms

    * apoplectic

    References

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
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