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(Greek: stroke, wound; used in medicine to denote "a condition resulting from a stroke")
2. Conveying extreme anger: When anyone is very upset or greatly disturbed, he or she or she is considered as someone who is having an apoplectic reaction to something that really bothering him or her.
3. Etymology: from Latin apoplecticus and Greek apoplektikos; from apoplessein, "to be disabled with a stroke".
2. Sudden impairment of neurological function; especially, something resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage.
3. Any acute clinical event, related to impairment of cerebral circulation, which lasts longer then twenty-four hours; brain attack.
4. A sudden effusion of blood into an organ or tissue.
5. A fit of extreme anger; rage.
6. Etymology: apoplexy comes from the Greek apoplexia, "a seizure", in the sense of being "struck down".
In Greek, plexe is "a stroke". The ancients believed that anyone suffering a stroke; or any sudden incapacity, had been struck down by the gods.
Also, from from Old French apoplexie, "a sudden fit of paralysis and dizziness"; or directly from Late Latin apoplexia; from apo-, "off" + plessein, "to hit".
Sometimes, laughter and other emotions trigger a reflex of cataplexy in people which can bring many of the muscles of the body to the point of collapse.
The phenomenon of cataplexy can be measured by sending electric signals through the muscles and gauging their responses. In cataplexy, what is known as the H-reflex, a neurological pathway that causes muscle contractions, virtually disappears.
Cataplexy often happens to people who have narcolepsy, a disorder in which there is great difficulty stayin awake during the daytime.2. Etymology: from Greek kata, "down" + plexis,"a stroke, a seizure," or "a falling-down seizure".
Selenoplexia may also result in gastrointestinal effects including vomiting and nausea; cardiovascular effects; and neurological problems; such as, headaches and malaise; and irritation of the eyes.