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Medical Terminology - Apoplexia

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Apoplexy - a stroke. From Greek as well, meaning 'to cripple by a stroke'. This word isn't used without specification no more. For instance, there is pituary apoplexy, where the pituary gland isn't getting any blood anymore. Just as your brain is crippled by a stroke, because there isn't any blood anymore transferred to.

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