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a violent, excruciating seizure of pain

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The morning found him still upon the field of action, but in sad and sorrowful condition; suffering the penalties of past pleasures, and calling to mind the captain's dulcet compound, with many a retch and spasm.
Overwhelmed by a spasm of drunken adoration, he drew two or three bills from his pocket, and, with the trembling fingers of an offering priest, laid them on the table before the woman.
The master gave her none, for one of his speculations was in jeopardy, and his mind was so occupied that he hardly saw the children when he looked at them, and all Roxy had to do was to get them both into a gale of laughter when he came about; then their faces were mainly cavities exposing gums, and he was gone again before the spasm passed and the little creatures resumed a human aspect.
The widder wouldn't let me smoke; she wouldn't let me yell, she wouldn't let me gape, nor stretch, nor scratch, before folks --" [Then with a spasm of special irritation and injury] -- "And dad fetch it, she prayed all the time
Danglars felt a dreadful spasm dart through his heart.
A spasm of anguish shot through her, and she returned him no answer.
There was a gurgling in his throat - a little spasm as he choked, and released his lips for a moment.
Out of the horizontal, he sank down and under, coming up with a new spasm of strangling.
According to the Infantile Spasms Action Network, a collaborative advocacy network of 25 national and international organizations convened by CNF, infantile spasms have an average age of onset of around four months, although in some cases the first seizure occurs as early as one month or as late as two years.
Spasms often having reflex origin, due to peripheral irritation affecting muscles or nerves or result from central processes.
HOUSTON -- The appropriate evaluation and treatment of infantile spasms often comes after significant delays that are largely attributable to lack of recognition of the condition, according to recent survey results.
On follow-up every morning in the ward, the convergence spasms became less noticeable.
HOUSTON -- The types of diagnostic tests ordered and medication used for treatment of infantile spasms vary considerably, a large study of children's hospitals showed.
The spasms that make the muscle go hard and tender are usually due to overuse.