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whoop

 [ho̳p]
the sonorous and convulsive sound on inhalation with whooping cough.

whoop

(hūp),
The loud sonorous inspiration in pertussis with which the paroxysm of coughing terminates, due to spasm of the larynx (glottis).

whoop

(hldbomacp) the sonorous and convulsive inhalation of whooping cough.

whoop

(ho͞op, wo͞op, hwo͞op)
n.
The paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.
v. whooped, whooping, whoops
v.intr.
To make the paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.

whoop

[ho̅o̅p, (h)wo̅o̅p]
a noisy spasm of inspiration that terminates a coughing paroxysm in cases of pertussis. It is caused by a sudden sharp increase in tension on the vocal cords.

whoop

(hūp, wūp)
The loud, sonorous inspiration in pertussis with which the paroxysm of coughing terminates, due to spasm of the larynx (glottis).

whoop

(hūp, wūp)
The loud sonorous inspiration in pertussis with which the paroxysm of coughing terminates, due to spasm of the larynx.

whoop

a sonorous and convulsive inspiration; suggestive of the sound associated with whooping cough in humans.
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Rather than the cough and whoop of an older child, a newborn with pertussis infection may simply appear to hold its breath periodically, he says.
The Children's Foundation's Whoops child safety scheme is based in Gateshead and delivers safety messages to children through fun sessions at schools.
Donna Pryde, 21, saved her son Adam's life using skills she learned through the Whoops child safety project.
Carol Hewison, project manager of Whoops, said: "It is so important children are aware of how to be safe on and around the region's roads and support from parents is vital in educating children of the dangers.
Carole Hewison, Whoops project manager, said: "We are passionate about our four-week Bullying-Buddying programme that is available to schools across Sunderland.
Thanks to the Whoops Child Safety Project's provision of first-aid courses, Donna Pryde, 20, was able to save her son's life by using the skills she gained only weeks before.