laryngismus stridulus laryngismus stri·du·lus (strī'jə-ləs, strĭj'ə-)
A spasmodic closure of the glottis that lasts a few seconds and is followed by noisy inspiration. Also called pseudocroup.
The symptom of laryngismus stridulus—the so-called breath-holding—alone need concern us, and that for a special reason.
This last-mentioned kind of sound results temporarily, also, from the spasmodic obstruction to breathing in laryngismus stridulus.
laryngismus stridulus is a very common manifestation of muscular starvation neurosis.
Nearly the same sort of hissing or whistling sound in breathing has been mentioned already as occurring in laryngismus stridulus.
Convulsions, laryngismus stridulus, tetany, or carpopedal spasm are all frequently met with.