bronchospasm

noun
bron·​cho·​spasm | \ ˈbräŋ-kə-ˌspa-zəm How to pronounce bronchospasm (audio) \

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-​ˈspa-​stik How to pronounce bronchospasm (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bronchospasm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other is due to bronchospasm, which happens when the muscles lining the airways in the lungs spasm and constrict, Dr. Elliott says. Sara Gaynes Levy, SELF, 31 May 2022

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First Known Use of bronchospasm

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bronchospasm

probably borrowed from German Bronchospasmus, from broncho- broncho- + Spasmus spasm

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23 Aug 2022

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“Bronchospasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronchospasm. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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bronchospasm

noun
bron·​cho·​spasm | \ ˈbräŋ-kə-ˌspaz-əm How to pronounce bronchospasm (audio) \

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 How to pronounce bronchospasm (audio) \ adjective

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