cardiospasm

[ kahr-dee-uh-spaz-uhm ]

nounPathology.
  1. failure of the muscle fibers at the lower end of the esophagus to relax, resulting in swallowing difficulty and regurgitation.

Origin of cardiospasm

1
First recorded in 1895–1900; cardio- + spasm

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