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I know apoplexy means sudden death but why?
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In brief: Rupture blood vessel
Apoplexy is a medical term, which can be used to describe a rupture or bleeding of vessel in the brain--"bleeding" in a stroke (formerly described as a cerebrovascular accident) with sudden loss of neurologic function.
It does not actually mean sudden death.

In brief: Rupture blood vessel
Apoplexy is a medical term, which can be used to describe a rupture or bleeding of vessel in the brain--"bleeding" in a stroke (formerly described as a cerebrovascular accident) with sudden loss of neurologic function.
It does not actually mean sudden death.
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