Apoplexy - Definition

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Apoplexy appears as a sudden loss of consciousness due to a sudden and almost complete halt of brain function. Apoplexy is generally due to a cerebral hemorrhage or a stroke. The brain stops functioning completely and abruptly, all mobility is then impossible. Breathing and blood circulation continue to function during the attack. Apoplexy is not associated with seizures. If a person dies, it is referred to as lightening apoplexy.