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laryngismus stridulus

laryngismus stridulus in Medicine

laryngismus stridulus laryngismus stri·du·lus (strī'jə-ləs, strĭj'ə-)
A spasmodic closure of the glottis that lasts a few seconds and is followed by noisy inspiration. Also called pseudocroup.

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  • The symptom of laryngismus stridulus—the so-called breath-holding—alone need concern us, and that for a special reason.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron
  • This last-mentioned kind of sound results temporarily, also, from the spasmodic obstruction to breathing in laryngismus stridulus.

  • laryngismus stridulus is a very common manifestation of muscular starvation neurosis.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • Nearly the same sort of hissing or whistling sound in breathing has been mentioned already as occurring in laryngismus stridulus.

  • Convulsions, laryngismus stridulus, tetany, or carpopedal spasm are all frequently met with.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron

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