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bronchospasm

[brong-kuh-spaz-uh m]
noun
  1. spasmodic contraction of the muscular lining of the bronchi, as in asthma, causing difficulty in breathing.
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Origin of bronchospasm

First recorded in 1900–05; broncho- + spasm
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bronchospasm in Medicine

bronchospasm

(brŏngkə-spăz′əm)
n.
  1. A contraction of smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles, causing narrowing of the lumen.
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