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Definition of Paroxysm

Paroxysm
Paroxysm Par"ox*ysm, n. [F. paroxysme, Gr. ?, fr. ? to sharpen, irritate; ? beside, beyond + ? to sharpen, from ? sharp.] 1. (Med.) The fit, attack, or exacerbation, of a disease that occurs at intervals, or has decided remissions or intermissions. --Arbuthnot. 2. Any sudden and violent emotion; spasmodic passion or action; a convulsion; a fit. The returning paroxysms of diffidence and despair. --South.

Meaning of Paroxysm from wikipedia

- Paroxysmal attacks or paroxysms (from Gr**** παροξυσμός) are a sudden recurrence or intensification of symptoms, such as a spasm or seizure. These short...
- Paroxysmal tachycardia is a form of tachycardia which begins and ends in an acute (or paroxysmal) manner. It is also known as "Bouveret-Hoffmann syndrome"...
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder arising from a problem in the inner ear. Symptoms are repeated, brief periods of vertigo with...
- Narcolepsy is a long-term neurological disorder that involves a decreased ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles. Symptoms often include periods of excessive...
- Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea (PND) is an attack of severe shortness of breath and coughing that generally occurs at night...
- Paroxysmal hypertension is episodic and volatile high blood pressure, which may be due to stress of any sort, or from a pheochromocytoma, a type of tumor...
- Paroxysmal hand hematoma is a skin condition characterized by spontaneous focal hemorrhage into the palm or the volar surface of a finger, which results...
- The paroxysmal dyskinesias (PD) are a group of movement disorders characterized by attacks of hyperkinesia with intact consciousness. Paroxysmal dyskinesia...
- urine, retinal damage, and convulsions. The cl****ic symptom of malaria is paroxysm—a cyclical occurrence of sudden coldness followed by shivering and then...
- category changes to paroxysmal AF. Although people in this category have episodes lasting up to seven days, in most cases of paroxysmal AF, the episodes...
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