laryngismus


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laryngismus

(ˌlærɪnˈdʒɪzməs)
n
(Medicine) a spasm of the larynx
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Noun1.laryngismus - laryngeal spasm caused by the sudden contraction of laryngeal muscles
spasm - (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
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Other names for PVCM include episodic laryngeal dyskinesia, Munchausen's stridor, factitious asthma, functional inspiratory stridor, emotional laryngismus and vocal cord dysfunction (5,6).
Table Synonyms for hysterical stridor * Adult spasmodic croup Atypical asthma Benign vocal fold dysfunction Emotional laryngeal wheezing Emotional laryngospasm Episodic laryngeal dyskinesia Expiratory laryngeal stridor Factitious asthma Functional abduction paresis Functional inspiratory stridor Functional upper airway obstruction Functional vocal fold paralysis Laryngismus fugax Munchausen's strider Nonorganic upper airway obstruction Paradoxical vocal fold motion Pseudoasthma Psychogenic stridor Psychogenic upper airway obstruction Psychosomatic stridor Respiratory glottic spasm Transient laryngeal spasm * Based on information published by Snyder and Weiss.
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