paroxysmal[ par-uh k-siz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF paroxysmal
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PAROXYSMAL
It was a strange, paroxysmal kind of life that belonged to her.
At first the pain is paroxysmal, with long intervals of ease.
We stood still until the paroxysmal rending in my head ceased.
It would be necessary to balance protracted periods of inaction against the occasional outburst of paroxysmal explosions.
Paroxysmal convulsions are usually followed, in both cases, by long periods of tranquillity.
Sometimes a few large doses will break up the paroxysmal pains as no other agent will.
The pain is intense, paroxysmal in character, but after a time it becomes continuous.
These painful peristaltic movements of the bowel are paroxysmal and attended by loud rumbling or gurgling noises.
It is generally continuous, but is subject to remissions and paroxysmal exacerbations.
The paroxysmal and neuralgic character of the pain indicates implication of the coeliac plexus.