Definition of Laryngismus

1. Noun. Laryngeal spasm caused by the sudden contraction of laryngeal muscles.

Generic synonyms: Spasm



Definition of Laryngismus

1. n. A spasmodic state of the glottis, giving rise to contraction or closure of the opening.

Medical Definition of Laryngismus

1. Spasm of the larynx. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laryngismus

laryngeal stridor
laryngeal syncope
laryngeal tonsils
laryngeal vein
laryngeal veins
laryngeal ventricle
laryngeal vertigo
laryngeals
laryngean
laryngectomee
laryngectomees
laryngectomies
laryngectomized
laryngectomy
larynges
laryngismus (current term)
laryngismus stridulus
laryngitic
laryngitis
laryngitis stridulosa
laryngitises
laryngo-
laryngocele
laryngofissure
laryngograph
laryngographic
laryngographs
laryngography
laryngological
laryngologies

Literary usage of Laryngismus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On the wasting diseases of infants and children by Eustace Smith (1888)
"In rickets, however, the frequency of convulsions and laryngismus ... Lederer, out of ninety-six cases of laryngismus, found cranio-tabes in ninety-two. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1878)
"Surgeon, Beckett Hospital and Dispensary, Barnsley, states (Lancet, May 25, 1878) that in cases of laryngismus stridulus he has found chloral to be the ..."

3. The Journal of Laryngology and Rhinology (1887)
"Clinical Lecture on Pathology and Treatment of laryngismus, Tetany, ... Two cases of laryngismus are quoted at length, in which the glottic spasm was ..."

4. Essentials of Diagnosis by Solomon Solis-Cohen, Augustus Adolph Eshner (1900)
"laryngismus Stridulus. What is laryngismus stridulus ? laryngismus stridulus is a spasmodic affection characterized by contraction of the constrictor ..."

5. The Practice of medicine by Thomas Hawkes Tanner (1874)
"laryngismus ... laryngismus stridulus [from ... to make a hissing noise], infantile laryngismus. ..."

6. Neurotic Disorders of Childhood: Including a Study of Auto and Intestinal by Benjamin Knox Rachford (1905)
"laryngismus stridulus is a reflex neurosis rarely observed outside of foundling hospitals and similar institutions for the care of infants. ..."

7. A Practical treatise on the diseases of infancy and childhood by Thomas Hawkes Tanner, Alfred Meadows (1879)
"Spasm of the glottis, laryngismus stridulus, infantile laryngismus, spurious croup, or child-crowing, is a remarkable spasmodic disease occurring in infants ..."

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