vocal cord dysfunction


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Related to vocal cord dysfunction: Vocal cord paralysis, vocal cord nodules

vocal cord dysfunction

a psychogenic disorder characterized by paradoxic adduction of the vocal cords during inspiration. Symptoms include inspiratory wheezing, throat tightness, and dyspnea associated with exercise.

vocal cord dysfunction

a disorder with asthmalike symptoms caused by abnormal closure of the vocal cords.

vocal cord dysfunction

A disorder that mimics asthma in that it causes episodic wheezing and often inspiratory stridor. It is caused by closure of the vocal cords during inspiration. Unlike asthma it does not improve with bronchodilating drugs such as albuterol or ipratropium. It is primarily treated with patient education, biofeedback, and speech therapy. Synonym: paradoxical vocal cord motion
See also: dysfunction
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Psychogenic respiratory distress: A case of paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction and literature review.
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