bronchospasm

noun
bron·cho·spasm | \ ˈbräŋ-kə-ˌspa-zəm \

Definition of bronchospasm 

: constriction of the air passages of the lung (as in asthma) by spasmodic contraction of the bronchial muscles

Other words from bronchospasm

bronchospastic \ˌbräŋ-kə-ˈspas-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of bronchospasm

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

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bronchospasm

noun
bron·cho·spasm | \ ˈbräŋ-kə-ˌspaz-əm \

Medical Definition of bronchospasm 

: constriction of the air passages of the lung (as in asthma) by spasmodic contraction of the bronchial muscles

Other words from bronchospasm

bronchospastic \ˌbräŋ-kə-ˈspas-tik \ adjective

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