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paroxysm

 [par´ok-sizm]
1. a sudden recurrence or intensification of symptoms.
2. a spasm or seizure. adj., adj paroxys´mal.

par·ox·ysm

(par'ok-sizm),
1. A sharp spasm or convulsion.
2. A sudden onset of a symptom or disease, especially one with recurrent manifestations such as the chills and rigor of malaria.
[G. paroxysmos, fr. paroxynō, to sharpen, irritate, fr. oxys, sharp]

paroxysm

/par·ox·ysm/ (par´ok-sizm)
1. a sudden recurrence or intensification of symptoms.
2. a spasm or seizure.paroxys´mal

paroxysm

(păr′ək-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. A sudden outburst of emotion or action: a paroxysm of laughter.
2.
a. A sudden attack, recurrence, or intensification of a disease.
b. A spasm or fit; a convulsion.

par′ox·ys′mal (-ək-sĭz′məl) adj.
par′ox·ys′mal·ly adv.

paroxysm

[per′əksiz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, paroxynein, to stimulate
1 a marked, usually episodic increase in symptoms.
2 a convulsion, fit, seizure, or spasm. paroxysmal, adj.

paroxysm

Medtalk A spasm or convulsion; a constellation of findings that signal a manifestation of disease, as in fever and shaking chills with malaria

par·ox·ysm

(par'ok-sizm)
1. A sharp spasm or convulsion.
2. A sudden onset of a symptom or disease, especially one with recurrent manifestations such as the chills and rigor of malaria.
[G. paroxysmos, fr. paroxynō, to sharpen, irritate, fr. oxys, sharp]

paroxysm

1. A sudden attack, such as a seizure, convulsion or spasm.
2. A sudden worsening of a disorder.

Paroxysm

A sudden attack of symptoms.
Mentioned in: Pheochromocytoma

paroxysm

spasm of severe pain, of sudden onset

par·ox·ysm

(par'ok-sizm)
1. Sharp spasm or convulsion.
2. Sudden onset of symptom or disease, especially one with recurrent manifestations.
[G. paroxysmos, fr. paroxynō, to sharpen, irritate, fr. oxys, sharp]

paroxysm (per´əksizəm),

n 1. an abrupt increase or repeated occurrence of symptoms.
n 2. a sudden violent attack, contraction of muscles, or convulsion.

paroxysm

1. a sudden recurrence or intensification of clinical signs.
2. a spasm or seizure.