Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a tendency to convulsions from slight causes.
“Of this heightened irritability of the nervous system, to which the name "spasmophilia" has been given in America and on the Continent, the most striking symptom is a liability alike to tetany or carpo-pedal spasm, to generalised convulsions, and to laryngismus stridulus.”
“To control or prevent it we must direct attention not only to the condition of spasmophilia, but also to the management of the children who are always excitable and emotional.”
“For our present purpose -- the examination of some common neuroses of nursery life -- it would be out of place to enter into a detailed consideration of this disorder of spasmophilia as a whole.”
“Rickets, mental and intellectual condition in in infantile children occurrence with spasmophilia”
“The ætiology of spasmophilia is still a matter for dispute, but the evidence which we possess is in favour of the view that we have here to deal with a disturbance of calcium metabolism.”
“The child with spasmophilia is as a rule excitable and easily upset, and although calcium bromide is a drug which offers powerful aid it is not able to achieve its effect unless we are able at the same time to guarantee a reasonable immunity from emotional upsets.”
“It is in keeping with this that clinically we note how frequently spasmophilia and rickets occur in the same child.”
“They don't have CFS in France; they have a strange one, spasmophilia, where a person has unexplained convulsions.”
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