- Spasmodic narrowing or closure of the rima glottidis.
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Examples from the Web for 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.Degeneracy
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The symptom of laryngismus stridulus—the so-called breath-holding—alone need concern us, and that for a special reason.
In laryngismus in the same way we may suppose that the reflex path is made easy and the resistance lowered by constant use.
Convulsions, laryngismus stridulus, tetany, or carpopedal spasm are all frequently met with.