Spasmodic stricture
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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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stricture — Stric ture, n. [L. strictura a contraction, from stringere, strictum, to draw tight: cf. F. stricture. See {Strict}.] 1. Strictness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A man of stricture and firm abstinence. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke; a glance; a touch …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stricture — An abnormal narrowing of a body passage, especially a tube or a canal. The stricture may be due, for example, to scar tissue or to a tumor. Stricture refers to both the process of narrowing and the narrowed part itself. A stricture is also… …   Medical dictionary

  • Organic stricture — Organic Or*gan ic, a. [L. organicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. organique.] 1. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to an organ or its functions, or to objects composed of organs; consisting of organs, or containing them; as, the organic structure of animals and plants;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • childcrowing — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laryngismus stridulus — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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