A characteristic, painful cough is present, but it is paroxysmal and incomplete.
It was a strange, paroxysmal kind of life that belonged to her.
Sometimes a few large doses will break up the paroxysmal pains as no other agent will.
At first the pain is paroxysmal, with long intervals of ease.
The essential symptom is paroxysmal or continuous pain along the course of the nerve in the buttock, thigh, or leg.
We stood still until the paroxysmal rending in my head ceased.
There is a hard, dry cough of a paroxysmal kind, worst at night.
His first attack of paroxysmal tachycardia came in his thirty-seventh year.
It is further a highly interesting fact that the convulsions are very plainly of a paroxysmal nature.
It would be necessary to balance protracted periods of inaction against the occasional outburst of paroxysmal explosions.
"sudden attack, convulsion," early 15c., from Middle French paroxysme (16c.), earlier paroxime (13c.), from Medieval Latin paroxysmus "irritation, fit of a disease," from Greek paroxysmos "irritation, exasperation," from paroxynein "to irritate, goad, provoke," from para- "beyond" (see para- (1)) + oxynein "sharpen, goad," from oxys "sharp, pointed" (see acrid). Non-medical sense first attested c.1600. Related: Paroxysmal.
paroxysm par·ox·ysm (pār'ək-sĭz'əm)
A sharp spasm or fit; a convulsion.
A sudden onset of a symptom or disease, especially one with recurrent manifestations, such as the chills and fever of malaria.