bronchospasm

[ brong-kuh-spaz-uhm ]
/ ˈbrɒŋ kəˌspæz əm /

noun

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 in1900–05; broncho- + spasm
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Medical definitions for bronchospasm

bronchospasm
[ brŏngkə-spăz′əm ]

n.

A contraction of smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles, causing narrowing of the lumen.
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