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Apoplexy means bleeding from an internal organ. Apoplexy used to be used to describe a stroke. It can also be used to say someone is very mad. The word "apoplexy" comes from the Greek "apoplexia" meaning a seizure, in the sense of being struck down. In Greek "plexe" is "a stroke.[1]

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  1. Engelhardt, Eliasz (2017). "Apoplexy, cerebrovascular disease, and stroke: Historical evolution of terms and definitions". Dementia & Neuropsychologia. 11 (4): 449–453. doi:10.1590/1980-57642016dn11-040016. ISSN 1980-5764. PMC 5770005. PMID 29354227.