vasospasm

noun va·so·spasm \ ˈvā-zō-ˌspa-zəm \

Definition of vasospasm

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

vasospastic

play \ˌvā-zō-ˈspas-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of vasospasm

vaso- + spasm, probably after German Vasospasmus


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vasospasm

noun va·so·spasm \ ˈvā-zō-ˌspaz-əm \

medical Definition of vasospasm

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

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