apoplexy


apoplexy
Synonyms and related words:
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

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Apoplexy — is a medical term, which can be used to describe bleeding in a stroke (formerly described as a cerebrovascular accident). Without further specification, it is rather outdated in use. Today it is used only for specific conditions, such as… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apoplexy — (n.) late 14c., sudden fit of paralysis and dizziness, from O.Fr. apoplexie or directly from L.L. apoplexia, from Gk. apoplexia, from apoplessein to strike down and incapacitate, from apo off (see APO (Cf. apo )), in this case probably an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • apoplexy — [n] loss of consciousness from blockage in vein or artery occlusion, seizure, stroke, thrombosis; concepts 316,720 Ant. consciousness …   New thesaurus

  • apoplexy — ► NOUN (pl. apoplexies) 1) dated unconsciousness or incapacity resulting from a cerebral haemorrhage or stroke. 2) informal extreme anger. ORIGIN Greek apoplexia, from apopl ssein disable by a stroke …   English terms dictionary

  • apoplexy — [ap′ə plek΄sē] n. [ME & OFr apoplexie < LL apoplexia < Gr apoplēxia < apoplēssein, to strike down, disable by a stroke < apo , from + plēssein, to strike < IE base * plāg > PLAGUE] 1. Old fashioned a cerebral accident or stroke… …   English World dictionary

  • Apoplexy — A venerable term for a stroke, a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), often associated with loss of consciousness and paralysis of various parts of the body. The word apoplexy comes from the Greek apoplexia meaning a seizure, in the sense of being… …   Medical dictionary

  • apoplexy — [[t]æ̱pəpleksi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Apoplexy is a heart attack. [OLD FASHIONED] 2) N UNCOUNT Apoplexy is extreme anger. [FORMAL] He has already caused apoplexy with his books on class and on war …   English dictionary

  • apoplexy —   n. stroke or seizure due to thrombosis or rupture of brain artery.    ♦ apoplectic, a. pertaining to, like or symptomatic of apoplexy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • apoplexy — noun Etymology: Middle English apoplexie, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin apoplexia, from Greek apoplēxia, from apoplēssein to cripple by a stroke, from apo + plēssein to strike more at plaint Date: 15th century… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apoplexy — apoplectiform /ap euh plek teuh fawrm /, apoplectoid, adj. /ap euh plek see/, n. Pathol. 1. stroke (def. 6). 2. a sudden, usually marked loss of bodily function due to rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel. 3. a hemorrhage into an organ cavity… …   Universalium


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