(ap’-o-pleks-e) The symptom-complex resulting from cerebral hemorrhage, effusion, or from the plugging of a cerebral vessel. Modem writers mostly describe the postmortem appearances by other terms, as cerebral hemorrhage, effusion, thrombosis, etc. The chief symptom is sudden loss of motion, sensation and consciousncss, the patient falling and lying as if dead. here is frequently a conjugate deviation of the eyes and a rotation of the head away from the paralyzed side, and totvard the side on which the cerebral lesion exists. Death may result instantaneously, or shortly, or the patient may recover consciousness and then be found to be suffering from paralysis of one-half of the body The bursting of a vessel in the lungs, liver, etc., is sometimes called apoplexy of the lungs, 1 liver, etc. A., Capillary, from rupture and effusion1 of capillaries. A., Ingravescent, a term applied to a form of apoplexy in which there is a slowly progressive loss of consciousness due to a gradual leakage of blood from a ruptured vessel. A., Pulmonary, escape of blood into the pulmonary parenchyma, with laceration of its substance. A., Simple, the name given to those cases of death from coma in which no cerebral lesion is found. A., Spinal. See Hematomye- lia. A., Splenic. Synonym of Anthrax.
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