Origin of paroxysm
Examples from the Web for paroxysmal
Intestinal colic is paroxysmal, usually both beginning and ending suddenly.
The essential symptom is paroxysmal or continuous pain along the course of the nerve in the buttock, thigh, or leg.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Paroxysmal convulsions are usually followed, in both cases, by long periods of tranquillity.Principles of Geology|Charles Lyell
Sometimes a few large doses will break up the paroxysmal pains as no other agent will.
The pain is intense, paroxysmal in character, but after a time it becomes continuous.
British Dictionary definitions for paroxysmal
- a sudden attack or recurrence of a disease
- any fit or convulsion