bronchospasm

bronchospasm

[brong-kuh-spaz-uhm]
noun
spasmodic contraction of the muscular lining of the bronchi, as in asthma, causing difficulty in breathing.

Origin:
1900–05; broncho- + spasm

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bronchospasm bron·cho·spasm (brŏng'kə-spāz'əm)
n.
A contraction of smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles, causing narrowing of the lumen.

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