Definition of Paroxysmal

1. Adjective. Accompanied by or of the nature of paroxysms.

Partainyms: Paroxysm
Derivative terms: Paroxysm

Definition of Paroxysmal

1. a. Of the nature of a paroxysm; characterized or accompanied by paroxysms; as, a paroxysmal pain; paroxysmal temper.

Definition of Paroxysmal

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, causing or accompanied by paroxysms ¹

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Definition of Paroxysmal

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Paroxysmal

1. Recurring in paroxysms, spasms or seizures. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paroxysmal

parotoid gland
parovarian cyst
paroxysmal (current term)
paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
paroxysmal cerebral dysrhythmia
paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea
paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria
paroxysmal sleep
paroxysmal tachycardia
paroxysmal trepidant abasia

Literary usage of Paroxysmal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Observations upon paroxysmal Hemoglobinuria. ... that the blood serum of patients suffering with paroxysmal hemoglobinuria contains, during the attack, ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"By essential paroxysmal tachycardia is understood a disorder characterized by the occurrence of paroxysmal attacks of abnormal frequency of cardiac action ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1886)
"ON paroxysmal COUGHS AND THEIR TREATMENT. BY VINCENT DORMER HARRIS, MD, FRCP Physician to the City of London Hospital for ..."

4. The Lancet (1898)
"Gastric catarrh is an extremely common complaint in infancy and childhood and closely resembles paroxysmal hyper-acidity in many of its symptoms. ..."

5. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1906)
"It occurred to me that the clinical features of paroxysmal haemoglobinuria were such that an investigation of the disease by the methods of Ehrlich was ..."

6. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1919)
"paroxysmal TACHYCARDIA. Excluding the periods of accelerated heart action ... This diagram suggests the "close relation" of paroxysmal tachycardia to the ..."

7. Clinical Disorders of the Heart Beat: A Handbook for Practitioners and Students by Thomas Lewis (1920)
"paroxysmal fibrillation. Most auricles which develop fibrillation maintain this mechanism to the end of the chapter; it is essentially a chronic and at last ..."

8. Medical Lectures and Aphorisms by Samuel Jones Gee (1902)
"It is no part of my plan to discuss the relation which exists in some cases between these paroxysmal disorders and permanent disease of the nasal and ..."

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