[ kahr-dee-uh-spaz-uh m ]
/ ˈkɑr di əˌspæz əm /

noun Pathology.

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

Origin of cardiospasm

First recorded in 1895–1900; cardio- + spasm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cardiospasm


[ kärdē-ə-spăz′əm ]


esophageal achalasia
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