vasospasm

[vas-oh-spaz-uh m, vey-zoh-]

Origin of vasospasm

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

vasospasm

[vāzō-spăz′əm]
n.
  1. A sudden constriction of a blood vessel that reduces the blood flow.angiospasm
Related formsva′so•spastic (-spăstĭk) adj.
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