laryngospasm


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laryngospasm

 [lah-ring´go-spazm]
spasmodic closure of the larynx.

la·ryn·go·spasm

(lă-ring'gō-spazm),
Reflex closure of the glottic aperture.

laryngospasm

[ləring′gōspaz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, larynx + spasmos, spasm
a spasmodic closure of the larynx.

la·ryn·go·spasm

(lă-ring'gō-spazm)
Spasmodic closure of the glottic aperture.

laryngospasm

Sudden tight and sustained closure of the vocal cords caused by irritation to the LARYNX or ALLERGY. Laryngospasm prevents breathing and can be very dangerous. It is a problem commonly encountered by anaesthetists.

Laryngospasm

Spasmodic closure of the larynx.

la·ryn·go·spasm

(lă-ring'gō-spazm)
Reflex closure of glottic aperture.

laryngospasm (ləring´gōspazəm),

n the spasmodic closure of the larynx, sometimes noted during the induction phase of general anesthesia or during the recovery period.

laryngospasm

spasmodic closure of the larynx.
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Surgeons performing throat surgery should be aware that laryngospasm is another possible occurrence for midline paralysis of the vocalis after surgery involving the recurrent laryngeal nerves, and that iatrogenic damage to the recurrent/superior laryngeal nerves is not the only cause of respiratory difficult after neck surgery.
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It is important to differentiate laryngeal edema and laryngospasm because the treatment for these disorders is different.
This last finding is attributable to laryngospasm, which occurs following consumption of water.
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On the third hospital day, he had respiratory arrest; during orotracheal intubation, acute laryngospasm with copious amounts of salivation occurred.