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Related to paroxysmal: paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, paroxysmal cough, Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia


1. A sudden outburst of emotion or action: a paroxysm of laughter.
a. A sudden attack, recurrence, or intensification of a disease.
b. A spasm or fit; a convulsion.

[Middle English paroxism, periodic attack of a disease, from Medieval Latin paroxysmus, from Greek paroxusmos, from paroxūnein, to stimulate, irritate : para-, intensive pref.; see para-1 + oxūnein, to goad, sharpen (from oxus, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots).]

par′ox·ys′mal (-ək-sĭz′məl) adj.
par′ox·ys′mal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.paroxysmal - accompanied by or of the nature of paroxysms


adj paroxístico
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