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American English: /ˈpɛrəkˌsɪzəm/
British English: /ˈparəksɪz(ə)m/

Translation of paroxysm in Spanish:


  • (Medicine)
    acceso (masculine) violento
    (outburst) See examples: 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.

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