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spasmophilia

[ spaz-muh-fil-ee-uh ]
/ ˌspæz məˈfɪl i ə /
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noun Pathology.

a condition in which only moderate mechanical or electrical stimulation produces spasms, convulsions, or tetany.

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Origin of spasmophilia

From New Latin; see origin at spasm, -o-, -philia
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