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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, causing or accompanied by paroxysms

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of the nature of a paroxysm; characterized or accompanied by paroxysms

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or marked by paroxysm; caused by paroxysms or convulsions of nature.
  • Specifically In geology: Relating to or produced by a violent convulsion of nature.
  • Catastrophic or relating to the catastrophic theory.

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

  • adj. accompanied by or of the nature of paroxysms


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  • The technique is most successful among patients whose rapid heartbeat comes and goes, a condition known as paroxysmal A-fib, says Sung Lee, director of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.

    Atrial fibrillation is easy to find, but evidence on how best to treat it isn't

  • Identification: The sudden onset of unusual movements, behaviors, or spells sometime referred to as a paroxysmal disorder may catch your attention or even be brought to your attention.

    You Raising Your Child

  • Both the rarity and the severity of the disease make it an ideal target for Soliris, whose sole previous indication, or approved use, is for a rare blood disorder called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.

  • These ablation devices are approved in the U.S. to treat healthier, or so-called paroxysmal, atrial fibrillation patients whose conditions last at most a few days at a time. rss feed

  • Those electrical pulses cause a disorder known as paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

  • Soliris, Alexion's ALXN only drug, is approved in over 35 countries to treat one rare life-threatening blood disorder called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH. ...

  • Cheshire, Connecticut-based Alexion derives all its revenue from the medicine that already has approval for treating another serious blood disease called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Japan for the already approved disorder, called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH.

  • Soliris treats a rare chronic disease called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, which causes a breakdown of red blood cells and leads to anemia.

    ABC News: ABCNews

  • The study's clinical component included 27 patients, average age 53, two-thirds male, with diagnosed intermittent, abnormal heartbeat (called paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, or PAF). News Feed


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