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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 861 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PAROXYSM (Med. Lat. paroxysntus, from the Gr. wapotbvety, to make sharp, odes), a violent outbreak or display of emotion or feeling. The term is used of a fit of laughter, pain, anger or fear, and particularly an acute stage in a disease is the earliest sense of the word.
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