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Definition: 'Paroxysm'

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paroxysm

Type: Term

Pronunciation: par′ok-sizm

Definitions:
1. A sharp spasm or convulsion.
2. A sudden onset of a symptom or disease, especially one with recurrent manifestations such as the chills and rigor of malaria.

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