temper tantrum


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A prolonged anger reaction in an infant or child, characterised by screaming, kicking, noisy and noisome behaviour, or throwing himself/herself on the ground to get his/her way from a parent/caretaker/warden
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temper tantrum

Pediatrics A prolonged anger reaction in an infant or child, characterized by screaming, kicking, noisy and noisome behavior, or throwing him/her self on the ground to get his/her way from a parent/caretaker/warden. Cf Adult temper tantrum.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

temper tantrum

An expression of frustration by a child who is prevented from demonstrating unconstrained action. The temper tantrum is an effective weapon in the war of independence and may involve screaming, floor-rolling, head-banging and breath-holding.
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