APOPLEXY By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 n. 1. a now generally obsolete term for a hemorrhagic stroke. 2. Also refers to hemorrhage into an organ, for example, a pituitary apoplexy. APOPLEXY: "Apoplexy was a term that used to be used in placed of hemorrhagic stroke." Related Psychology Terms ORGANIC RETARDATION BRAIN DAMAGE SOMNOPHILIA GIGANTISM ORGANICITY TEST APHANISIS ANTERIOR PITUITARY FEEBLEMINDEDNESS ANAPHORA PALSY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APOPLEXY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/apoplexy/ (accessed January 17, 2021).