Spasmodic closure of the glottic aperture. SYN: glottidospasm, laryngospastic reflex.

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la·ryn·go·spasm lə-'riŋ-gə-.spaz-əm n spasmodic closure of the larynx compare LARYNGISMUS STRIDULUS

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involuntary closure of the larynx, obstructing the flow of air to the lungs.

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la·ryn·go·spasm (lə-ringґgo-spaz″əm) [laryngo- + spasm] spasmodic closure of the larynx. Called also laryngismus and glottal, glottic, or laryngeal spasm.

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