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laryngospasm

 [lah-ring´go-spazm]
spasmodic closure of the larynx.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

la·ryn·go·spasm

(lă-ring'gō-spazm),
Reflex closure of the glottic aperture.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

la·ryn·go·spasm

(lă-ring'gō-spazm)
Spasmodic closure of the glottic aperture.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Laryngospasm

Spasmodic closure of the larynx.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

la·ryn·go·spasm

(lă-ring'gō-spazm)
Reflex closure of glottic aperture.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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I have no doubt at all it was an episode of laryngeal spasm and I've heard evidence from a number of witnesses who have said that was the cause."
"After Mrs Yardley had been moved from the operating table to the bed, ready to be moved to the recovery area, she experienced a laryngeal spasm.
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Successive apnoea technique has been described as an alternative allowing for adequate visualization with vocal cords immobility while carrying the risk of laryngeal spasms, hypercapnia, and inhalation due to gastric insufflation (1, 2).
Most likely, the pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema resulted from pulmonary alveolar rupture as a consequence of pharyngeal and/ or laryngeal spasms given that the bull experienced severe respiratory difficulty.