paroxysm n : a sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter" [syn: fit, convulsion]
- A random or sudden outburst (of activity).
- A sudden recurrence of a disease.
random or sudden] outburst
- Finnish: kohtaus
sudden recurrence of a disease
- Finnish: kohtaus
- a sudden outburst of a violent emotion or action (laughter, rage)
- a seizure, spasm, cramp, sudden attack of pain
- an increase of symptoms or periodic attacks of a disease (such as malaria, asthma, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, tachycardia, whooping cough, and epilepsy.)
- In geology a volcanic eruption with a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 5 (on a scale of 0-8) is called 'paroxysmal.'
For medical meanings see also paroxysmal attacks.
- Bronchial Asthma as Paroxysmal Disease Common mechanisms of asthma with other neurogenic paroxysmal diseases.
paroxysm in German: Paroxysmus
paroxysm in Russian: Пароксизм
paroxysm in Swedish: Paroxysm
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