vasospasm


va·so·spasm

noun \ˈvā-zō-ˌspa-zəm\

Definition of VASOSPASM

:  sharp and often persistent contraction of a blood vessel reducing its lumen and blood flow
va·so·spas·tic \ˌvā-zō-ˈspas-tik\ adjective

Origin of VASOSPASM

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1902

va·so·spasm

noun \ˈvā-zō-ˌspaz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VASOSPASM

: sharp and often persistent contraction of a blood vessel reducing its caliber and blood flow

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