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destruction of brain tissue as a result of intracerebral hemorrhage or infarction caused by thrombosis (clotting) or embolus (obstruction in a blood vessel caused by clotted blood or other foreign matter circulating in the bloodstream); formerly called apoplexy.
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A symptom complex caused by an acute vascular lesion of the brain and characterized by unconsciousness with various degrees of paralysis and sensory impairment.
Sudden, severe hemorrhage into any organ.
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sudden loss of consciousness, often followed by paralysis, caused by rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel in the brain
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