laryngospasm

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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