cardiospasm

noun
car·​dio·​spasm | \ -ˌspaz-əm How to pronounce cardiospasm (audio) \

Medical Definition of cardiospasm

: failure of the cardiac sphincter to relax during swallowing with resultant esophageal obstruction — compare achalasia

Other Words from cardiospasm

cardiospastic \ ˌkärd-​ē-​ō-​ˈspas-​tik How to pronounce cardiospasm (audio) \ adjective

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“Cardiospasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cardiospasm. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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