[ vas-oh-spaz-uhm, vey-zoh- ]
/ ˈvæs oʊˌspæz əm, ˈveɪ zoʊ- /
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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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Medical definitions for vasospasm
[ vā′zō-spăz′əm ]
A sudden constriction of a blood vessel that reduces the blood flow.angiospasm
Other words from vasospasmva′so•spas′tic (-spăs′tĭk) adj.
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