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

spasmodic closure of the larynx.