vasospasm

noun
va·​so·​spasm | \ ˈvā-zō-ˌspa-zəm How to pronounce vasospasm (audio) \

Definition of vasospasm

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

Other Words from vasospasm

vasospastic \ ˌvā-​zō-​ˈspa-​stik How to pronounce vasospastic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of vasospasm

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vasospasm

vaso- + spasm, probably after German Vasospasmus

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“Vasospasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vasospasm. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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vasospasm

noun
va·​so·​spasm | \ ˈvā-zō-ˌspaz-əm How to pronounce vasospasm (audio) \

Medical Definition of vasospasm

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

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