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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spasmodic  \Spas*mod"ic\,  n.  (Med.) 
  A  medicine  for  spasm. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spasmodic  \Spas"mod"ic\,  a.  [Gr.  ?;  ?  a  convulsion  +  ?  likeness: 
  cf  F.  spasmotique.] 
  1.  (Med.)  Of  or  pertaining  to  spasm;  consisting  in  spasm; 
  occuring  in  or  characterized  by  spasms;  as  a  spasmodic 
  asthma. 
 
  2.  Soon  relaxed  or  exhausted;  convulsive;  intermittent;  as 
  spasmodic  zeal  or  industry. 
 
  {Spasmodic  croup}  (Med.),  an  affection  of  childhood 
  characterized  by  a  stoppage  of  brathing  developed  suddenly 
  and  without  fever,  and  produced  by  spasmodic  contraction 
  of  the  vocal  cords.  It  is  sometimes  fatal.  Called  also 
  {laryngismus  stridulus},  and  {childcrowing}. 
 
  {Spasmodic  stricture},  a  stricture  caused  by  muscular  spasm 
  without  structural  change.  See  {Organic  stricture},  under 
  {Organic}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spasmodic 
  adj  1:  affected  by  involuntary  jerky  muscular  contractions; 
  resembling  a  spasm;  "convulsive  motions";  "his  body 
  made  a  spasmodic  jerk";  "spastic  movements"  [syn:  {convulsive}, 
  {spastic}] 
  2:  occurring  in  spells  and  often  abruptly;  "fitful  bursts  of 
  energy";  "spasmodic  rifle  fire"  [syn:  {fitful}] 




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