Spasmodic croup
Spasmodic Spas"mod"ic, a. [Gr. ?; ? a convulsion + ? likeness: cf. F. spasmotique.] 1. (Med.) Of or pertaining to spasm; consisting in spasm; occuring in, or characterized by, spasms; as, a spasmodic asthma. [1913 Webster]

2. Soon relaxed or exhausted; convulsive; intermittent; as, spasmodic zeal or industry. [1913 Webster]

{Spasmodic croup} (Med.), an affection of childhood characterized by a stoppage of brathing developed suddenly and without fever, and produced by spasmodic contraction of the vocal cords. It is sometimes fatal. Called also {laryngismus stridulus}, and {childcrowing}.

{Spasmodic stricture}, a stricture caused by muscular spasm without structural change. See {Organic stricture}, under {Organic}. [1913 Webster]


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  • childcrowing — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the loud crowing sound made by an infant or child with spasmodic croup * * * childˈcrowing noun A nervous affection with spasm of the muscles closing the glottis • • • Main Entry: ↑child …   Useful english dictionary

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