Share this entry

Share this page

paroxysm

Pronunciation: /ˈpærəksɪzəm/

Translation of paroxysm in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [Medicine/Medicina] paroxismo (masculine), acceso (masculine) violento (outburst) a paroxysm of anger un ataque de furia in a paroxysm of grief en el paroxismo del dolor the news sent them into paroxysms of laughter la noticia los hizo desternillarse de risa
    Example sentences
    • Repetitive episodes of coronary artery spasm and paroxysms of hypertension may result in endothelial damage, coronary artery dissection, and acceleration of atherosclerosis.
    • Repeated trauma, as in paroxysms of cough, can produce inelastic deformation in the most vulnerable part of the ribs, the middle third.
    • Trials are in progress to evaluate pacemakers that detect trends in heart rate and ectopy known to be associated with paroxysms of atrial fibrillation and that initiate single site or multisite pacing in response to these changes.

Definition of paroxysm in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day arpa
f‡
harp …
Cultural fact of the day

Radio broadcasting in Spain began in the 1920s. The state-run Radio Nacional de España (RNE) was established during the Civil War. There are many private radio stations and they compete fiercely. Radio personalities are paid huge salaries, out of which they employ the staff for their programs.