Spasmodic narrowing or closure of the rima glottidis.

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Examples from the Web for laryngismus

Historical Examples of laryngismus

  • Therefore the prognosis in every case of laryngismus and in every case of craniotabes has to be very guarded.

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


    Eugene S. Talbot

  • 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

  • In laryngismus in the same way we may suppose that the reflex path is made easy and the resistance lowered by constant use.

    The Nervous Child

    Hector Charles Cameron

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

    The Nervous Child

    Hector Charles Cameron