Vasospasms

vasospasm

[vas-oh-spaz-uhm, vey-zoh-]
noun
sudden constriction of an artery, leading to a decrease in its diameter and in the amount of blood it can deliver.

Origin:
1900–05; vaso- + spasm

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vasospasm va·so·spasm (vā'zō-spāz'əm)
n.
A sudden constriction of a blood vessel that reduces the blood flow. Also called angiospasm.


va'so·spas'tic (-spās'tĭk) adj.
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