Definition of Laryngospasm

1. Noun. A closure of the larynx that blocks the passage of air to the lungs.

Generic synonyms: Occlusion



Definition of Laryngospasm

1. Noun. An uncontrolled, spasmodic closure of the larynx ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Laryngospasm

1. The sudden acute spasm of the vocal cords (and epiglottis) that can result in occlusion of the airway and death. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laryngospasm

laryngopharynx
laryngophone
laryngophony
laryngophthisis
laryngoplasty
laryngoplegia
laryngorrhoea
laryngoscope
laryngoscopes
laryngoscopic
laryngoscopies
laryngoscopist
laryngoscopists
laryngoscopy
laryngospasm (current term)
laryngospasms
laryngospastic
laryngospastic reflex
laryngostasis
laryngostenosis
laryngostomy
laryngostroboscope
laryngotome
laryngotomes
laryngotomies
laryngotomy
laryngotracheal
laryngotracheal diphtheria
laryngotracheal diverticulum

Literary usage of Laryngospasm

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1. The Prophylaxis and Treatment of Internal Diseases: Designed for the Use of by Frederick Forchheimer (1906)
"SPASMODIC LARYNGITIS laryngospasm, laryngismus stridulus, a condition found in rachitic children only, the treatment of which is to be found in the proper ..."

2. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1903)
"Escherich continued his careful studies for seven years more, and he found, in his 300 cases of laryngospasm, that the symptom complex of tetany was absent ..."

3. The Prophylaxis and Treatment of Internal Diseases: Designed for the Use of by Frederick Forchheimer (1906)
"SPASMODIC LARYNGITIS laryngospasm, laryngismus stridulus. a condition found in rachitic children only, the treatment of ..."

4. Diseases of Children by Abraham Jacobi (1910)
"Therefore, laryngospasm must be reckoned among the most dangerous diseases of ... Whether or not laryngospasm is always due to rickets was the subject of an ..."

5. The Diseases of infancy and childhood by Henry Koplik (1918)
"On the other hand, I have, in cases in which there was laryngospasm without contractures, obtained both the facial and Trousseau phenomena. ..."

6. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann, Henry Larned Keith Shaw, Linnæus Edford La Fétra, Luther Emmett Holt (1912)
"In favorable cases they end like laryngospasm with a crowing inspiration; or, if the spasm of the glottis has already relaxed, the attack passes off without ..."

7. The Diseases of the Nose, Mouth, Pharynx and Larynx: A Textbook for Students by Alfred Bruck (1910)
"laryngospasm is a spasmodic seizure of the glottis, which must be ... laryngospasm, however, is due to spasmodic contraction of the adductors alone, which, ..."

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