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.
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 symptom of laryngismus stridulus -- the so-called breath-holding -- alone need concern us, and that for a special reason.
Convulsions, laryngismus stridulus, tetany, or carpopedal spasm are all frequently met with.
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.
Emotional states, appetite affected by causing spasm management of of neurotics, exaggeration of physical disturbances due to producing laryngismus stridulus