ETYM Old Eng. poplexye, Late Lat. poplexia, apoplexia, from Greek apoplexia, from apoplessein to cripple by a stroke; apo from + plessein to strike: cf. French apoplexie. Related to Plague.
Sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain.
Sudden hemorrhage in the vicinity of the brain; stroke.
Stroke or seizure due to thrombosis or rupture of brain artery. Alternate name for stroke.
ETYM Latin, from Greek, to loosen, dissolve, or disable at the side; para beside + lyein. Related to Para-, and Loose, Palsy.
Loss of the ability to move a body part; SYN. palsy.
Loss of voluntary movement due to failure of nerve impulses to reach the muscles involved. It may result from almost any disorder of the nervous system, including brain or spinal cord injury, poliomyelitis, stroke, and progressive conditions such as a tumor or multiple sclerosis. Paralysis may also involve loss of sensation due to sensory nerve disturbance.