from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A spasmodic state of the glottis, giving rise to contraction or closure of the opening.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Spasm of the glottis, causing contraction or closure of the opening.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. laryngeal spasm caused by the sudden contraction of laryngeal muscles


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  • 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

  • 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.

    The Nervous Child

  • The symptom of laryngismus stridulus -- the so-called breath-holding -- alone need concern us, and that for a special reason.

    The Nervous Child

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

    The Nervous Child

  • It is for this reason that I have included some description of laryngismus, although its origin is undoubtedly very different from that of the other disorders of conduct which we have examined.

    The Nervous Child

  • Emotional states, appetite affected by causing spasm management of of neurotics, exaggeration of physical disturbances due to producing laryngismus stridulus

    The Nervous Child


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