AP'OPLEXY, n. [Gr. from, to strike.]A sudden deprivation of all sense and voluntary motion, occasioned by repletion or whatever interrupts the action of the nerves upon the muscles.Dryden, for the sake of measure, uses apoplex, for apoplexy.
AP'O-PLEX-Y, n. [Gr. αποπληξια, of, απο, from, and πλησσω, to strike.]
Abolition of sense and voluntary motion, from suspension of the functions of the cerebrum.
Dryden, for the sake of measure, uses apoplex, for apoplexy.
- Sudden diminution or loss of
consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure
on the brain.