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vasospasm

[ vas-oh-spaz-uhm, vey-zoh- ]
/ ˈvæs oʊˌspæz əm, ˈveɪ zoʊ- /
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noun

sudden constriction of an artery, leading to a decrease in its diameter and in the amount of blood it can deliver.

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Origin of vasospasm

First recorded in 1900–05; vaso- + spasm
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Medical definitions for vasospasm

vasospasm
[ vāzō-spăz′əm ]

n.

A sudden constriction of a blood vessel that reduces the blood flow.angiospasm

Other words from vasospasm

va′so•spastic (-spăstĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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