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Related to laryngospasm: bronchospasm
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.
Reflex closure of the glottic aperture.
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Spasmodic closure of the glottic aperture.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
laryngospasmSudden 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
Spasmodic closure of the larynx.
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Reflex closure of glottic aperture.
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