Spasmodic

Definition of Spasmodic

Spas`mod´ic
a.1.(Med.) Of or pertaining to spasm; consisting in spasm; occuring in, or characterized by, spasms; as, a spasmodic asthma.
2.Soon relaxed or exhausted; convulsive; intermittent; as, spasmodic zeal or industry.
Spasmodic croup
(Med.) an affection of childhood characterized by a stoppage of brathing developed suddenly and without fever, and produced by spasmodic contraction of the vocal cords. It is sometimes fatal. Called also laryngismus stridulus, and childcrowing.
Spasmodic stricture
a stricture caused by muscular spasm without structural change. See Organic stricture, under Organic.
n.1.(Med.) A medicine for spasm.

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