Laryngismus Lar`yn*gis"mus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. laryggismo`s a croaking. See {Larynx}.] (Med.) A spasmodic state of the glottis, giving rise to contraction or closure of the opening. [1913 Webster]

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  • laryngismus — A spasmodic narrowing or closure of the rima glottidis. [L. fr. G. larynx, + ismos, ism] l. stridulus a spasmodic closure of the glottis, causing noisy inspiration. Cf.:laryngitis stridulosa. SYN: pseudocroup, spasmus glottidis. * * * n. closure… …   Medical dictionary

  • Laryngismus — Laryn|gịsmus [zu ↑Larynx] m; , (in fachspr. Fügungen: ...mi): Stimmritzenkrampf (tonischer Krampf mit pfeifender Atmung) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • laryngismus — lar·yn·gis·mus …   English syllables

  • laryngismus — n. closure of the vocal folds by sudden contraction of the laryngeal muscles, followed by a noisy indrawing of breath. It occurs in young children and was in the past associated with low calcium rickets. Now it occurs when the larynx has been… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • laryngismus — noun laryngeal spasm caused by the sudden contraction of laryngeal muscles • Hypernyms: ↑spasm …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laryngismus stridŭlus — Laryngismus stridŭlus, Stimmritzenkrampf …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 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

  • laryngismus stridulus — lar·yn·gis·mus stri·du·lus .lar ən jiz məs strij ə ləs n, pl lar·yn·gis·mi stri·du·li .mī strij ə .lī a sudden spasm of the larynx that occurs in children esp. in rickets and is marked by difficult breathing with prolonged noisy inspiration… …   Medical dictionary

  • laryngismus paralyticus — laryngeal hemiplegia …   Medical dictionary

  • laryngismus stridulus — …   Useful english dictionary

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