vasospasm

[vas-oh-spaz-uh m, vey-zoh-]

noun

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

Origin of vasospasm

First recorded in 1900–05; vaso- + spasm
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vasospasm in Medicine

vasospasm

[vāzō-spăz′əm]

n.

A sudden constriction of a blood vessel that reduces the blood flow.angiospasm
Related formsva′so•spastic (-spăstĭk) adj.
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